Noob question installing Ruby on Linux (apt-get not found)


#1

Hi there,

hardly any experience in using Linux, esp. in terminals. Trying to install ruby according to the curriculum, but I am encountering a problem right at the start - it says sudo: apt-get: command not found.

I am using ROSA Linux as it was easiest to install and works somewhat fast on this old laptop. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


#2

Hey @nsjb

It looks like ROSA uses the rpm5 package manager http://rpm5.org/

It will be difficult to give you all the alternative directions around this. You’ll either have to google around it or you should consider a ubuntu based derivative.


#3

Thank you, @CouchofTomato,

googled for a day and got it to work for the most part, but then ended up installing Zorin lite. Installation process worked flawlessly.

Perhaps just one question re: the installation process. As a complete newbie, does the post-install message about Ruby Sass being deprecated concern me (yet)?

Thank you again!


#4

No, it’s a deprecation warning. Nothing to worry about.