Recently Updated - January 07, 2017
In "RubyInstallers" section, click a version to download.
Ruby 2.3.3-p222 (x64)is the Windows installer for Ruby 2.3.3 x64 on 64-bit machines.
Install through the installer
- Keep the default directory
C:/Ruby23-x64if possible, please note installer advises that "Please avoid any folder name that contains spaces (e.g. Program Files)."
- Tick "Add Ruby executables to your PATH" checkbox, so PATH will be updated automatically to avoid headaches.
- Keep the default directory
Open up a command prompt window and type in the following command, to see if Ruby has been install correctly or not.
ruby 2.3.3p222 (2016-11-21 revision 56859) [x64-mingw32]
The DevKit is a toolkit that makes it easy to build and use native C/C++ extensions such as RDiscount and RedCloth for Ruby on Windows. Detailed installation instructions can be found on its wiki page.
Go to http://rubyinstaller.org/downloads/ again.
Download "DEVELOPMENT KIT" installer that matches the Windows architecture and the Ruby version just installed. For instance,
DevKit-mingw64-64-4.7.2-20130224-1432-sfx.exeis for 64-bit Windows with Ruby 2.3.3 x64.
Here is a list about how to choose the correct DevKit version:
Ruby 1.8.6 to 1.9.3: DevKit tdm-32-4.5.2
Ruby 2.0.0: DevKit mingw64-32-4.7.2
Ruby 2.0.0 x64: DevKit mingw64-64-4.7.2
Run the installer and extract it to a folder, e.g.
Initialize and create
C:/DevKit, open up a command prompt window and execute the following commands:
ruby dk.rb init
In opened notepad window, if it's not already there, add a new line
- C:/Ruby23-x64at the end, save and close.
Back to the Command Prompt, review (optional) and install.
ruby dk.rb review
ruby dk.rb install
Install Jekyll and Bundler
Install Jekyll and Bundler gems
gem install jekyll bundler
Verify that Jekyll gem has been installed properly
Verify that Bundler gem has been installed properly
Bundler version 1.13.7
jekyll new myblog
bundle exec jekyll serve
"ruby" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
Reason: Program is not properly installed, or the PATH has not been set correctly.
Solution: Ensure the program has been installed correctly. Then add it to the PATH manually if needed, see the steps below1.
- Hold Win and press Pause.
- Click Advanced System Settings.
- Click Environment Variables.
;C:\Ruby23-x64\binto the Path variable.
- Restart Command Prompt.
ERROR: Error installing jekyll: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. "C:/Program Files/Ruby23-x64/bin/ruby.exe" extconf.rb creating Makefile make generating stemmer-x64-mingw32.def compiling porter.c ... make install /usr/bin/install -c -m 0755 stemmer.so C:/Program Files/Ruby23-x64/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/fast-stemmer-1.0.2/li /usr/bin/install: target `Files/Ruby23-x64/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/fast-stemmer-1.0.2/lib' is not a directory make: *** [install-so] Error 1
Reason: Ruby has been installed to a folder with spaces.
Solution: Re-install Ruby, but this time install it to a folder without spaces, or simply keep the default directory when installing.
New jekyll site installed in C:/Code/GitHub/blog. Dependency Error: Yikes! It looks like you don't have bundler or one of its dependencies installed. In order to use Jekyll as currently configured, you'll need to install this gem. The full error message from Ruby is: 'cannot load such file -- bundler' If you run into trouble, you can find helpful resources at http://jekyllrb.com/help/! jekyll 3.3.1 | Error: bundler
Reason: Bundler gem was not installed.
Solution: Run command
gem install bundler
Generating... Liquid Exception: No such file or directory - python c:/Ruby23-x64/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/pygments.rb-0.4.2/lib/pygments/mentos.py in 2013-04-22-yizeng-hello-world.md
Reason: If you are using Jekyll 2 with Pygments, it mostly like to that Pygments is not properly installed or the PATH is yet to be effective.
Solution: First make sure Pygments has been installed and PATH for Python is correct without no spaces or trailing slash. Then restart Command Prompt. If it's not working, try logout Windows and log back in again. Or even try the ultimate and most powerful solution - "turning the computer off and on again".
Generating... Liquid Exception: No such file or directory - /bin/sh in _posts/2013-04-22-yizeng-hello-world.md
Reason: Incompatibility issue with pygments.rb versions 0.5.1/0.5.2.
Solution: Downgrade pygments.rb gem from 0.5.1/0.5.2 to version 0.5.0.
gem uninstall pygments.rb --version 0.5.2
gem install pygments.rb --version 0.5.0
c:/Ruby23-x64/lib/ruby/2.0.0/rubygems/dependency.rb:296:in `to_specs': Could not find 'pygments.rb' (~> 0.4.2) - did find: [pygments.rb-0.5.0] (Gem::LoadError) from c:/Ruby23-x64/lib/ruby/2.0.0/rubygems/specification.rb:1196:in `block in activate_dependencies' from c:/Ruby23-x64/lib/ruby/2.0.0/rubygems/specification.rb:1185:in `each' from c:/Ruby23-x64/lib/ruby/2.0.0/rubygems/specification.rb:1185:in `activate_dependencies' from c:/Ruby23-x64/lib/ruby/2.0.0/rubygems/specification.rb:1167:in `activate' from c:/Ruby23-x64/lib/ruby/2.0.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_gem.rb:48:in`gem' from c:/Ruby23-x64/bin/jekyll:22:in `<main>'`
Reason: As suggested in the message, pygments.rb 0.4.2 is needed, while version 0.5.0 is found. (This issue happened a while back with an old version of Jekyll 2, which should have been fixed by now.)
Solution: Downgrade pygments.rb gem to version 0.4.2
gem uninstall pygments.rb --version 0.5.0
gem install pygments.rb --version 0.4.2
Generating... You are missing a library required for Markdown. Please run: $ [sudo] gem install rdiscount Conversion error: There was an error converting '_posts/2013-04-22-yizeng-hello-world.md/#excerpt'. ERROR: YOUR SITE COULD NOT BE BUILT: ------------------------------------ Missing dependency: rdiscount
Reason: If you are still on Jekyll 2, dependency
rdiscountis missing. This is most likely because the site selects rdiscount as Markdown engine, which is not Jekyll's default and needs to be installed manually.
Solution: Run command
gem install rdiscount
c:/Ruby23-x64/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.0.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:55:in `require': cannot load such file -- wdm (LoadError) from c:/Ruby23-x64/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.0.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:55:in `require' from c:/Ruby23-x64/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/listen-1.3.1/lib/listen/adapter.rb:207:in `load_dependent_adapter' from c:/Ruby23-x64/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/listen-1.3.1/lib/listen/adapters/windows.rb:33:in `load_dependent_a dapter' ...
wdmgem could not be found. Since Jekyll only supports *nix systems officially, Windows Directory Monitor is therefore not included among Jekyll dependencies.
gem 'wdm', '>= 0.1.0' if Gem.win_platform?to