I am trying to install Ruby On Rails on my Elementary OS installed machine. But after giving this line of code rbenv install 2.3.0.
The Following errors comes into my terminal.

Downloading ruby-2.3.0.tar.bz2... -> https://cache.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/2.3/ruby-2.3.0.tar.bz2 error: failed to download ruby-2.3.0.tar.bz2 BUILD FAILED (elementary OS 0.3.2 using ruby-build 20160426-25-gabb7d1d) Inspect or clean up the working tree at /tmp/ruby-build.20160526021040.24601 Results logged to /tmp/ruby-build.20160526021040.24601.log Last 10 log lines: /tmp/ruby-build.20160526021040.24601 ~ curl: (56) SSL read: error:00000000:lib(0):func(0):reason(0), errno 104

Can anyone please tell me, how can i overcome from this problem?

2 Answers 2


You can install ruby with:

sudo apt-get install ruby

Afterwards you can install rails with:

gem install rails

Since rails is actually a gem you can install it this way and afterwards you can generate your rails project and add other gems via the Gemfile.

I did it this way and I am currently developing on rails using elementary os.

  • should i mention the ruby version on sudo apt-get install ruby to sudo apt-get install ruby 2.3.0
    – smehsan
    May 25, 2016 at 20:33
  • Only if you want a version other than the latest release. Either way it will work. May 25, 2016 at 20:35
  • and what about the mysql?
    – smehsan
    May 25, 2016 at 20:36
  • It is likely that you already have mysql installed. Use: mysql -V to check your current version. May 25, 2016 at 20:40
  • In case you don't here is a link to the installation instructions help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/mysql.html May 25, 2016 at 20:41

If you still have problem with installing ruby (I had with Jorge's method, as it would install me older version), try with instructions from this thread How to install Ruby 2.2.3 on elementary OS (Freya)? it helped me and now I have the latest version of ruby.

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