Bluehost Rails 3.2.8 Ruby 1.9.3

This is my bluehost environment:
# ruby --version
ruby 1.8.7 (2012-02-08 MBARI 8/0x6770 on patchlevel 358) [x86_64-linux], MBARI 0x6770, Ruby Enterprise Edition 2012.02
# rails -v
Rails 2.3.11

I need to upgrade the ruby and rails version, take a Live Chat with Bluehost support, the guy let me follow this post https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/rails but it just tell us how to deploy the rails, so I need to reinstall the rails.

Install Ruby 1.9

When I install RubyGems, it complains:

[~/src/rubygems-1.8.24]# ruby setup.rb
/home4/lytsingo/.local/lib/ruby/1.9.1/yaml.rb:56:in `<top (required)>':
It seems your ruby installation is missing psych (for YAML output).
To eliminate this warning, please install libyaml and reinstall your ruby.
RubyGems 1.8.24 installed

so need to install libyaml first

# mkdir ~/src
# cd ~/src
# wget http://pyyaml.org/download/libyaml/yaml-0.1.4.tar.gz
# tar xvf yaml-0.1.4.tar.gz
# cd yaml-0.1.4
# ./configure -prefix=$HOME/.local
# make -j8
# make install
# make clean

*Note*: Let compile faster, I use make -j 8, it depends your cpu processors, see:

cat /proc/cpuinfo |grep processor |wc -l
8

# wget ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.9/ruby-1.9.3-p0.tar.gz
# tar xvf ruby-1.9.3-p0.tar.gz
# cd ruby-1.9.3-p0
# ./configure -prefix=$HOME/.local --disable-install-doc --with-opt-dir=$HOME/.local
# make -j8
# make install
# make clean

Install gems

# wget http://production.cf.rubygems.org/rubygems/rubygems-1.8.24.tgz
# tar xvf rubygems-1.8.24.tgz
# cd rubygems-1.8.24
# ruby setup.rb 

Install Rails 3

gem install rails -v 3.2.8 --no-rdoc --no-ri

Check it out:

# ruby -v
ruby 1.9.3p0 (2011-10-30) [x86_64-linux]
# rails -v
Rails 3.2.8

Em, it looks so nice, enjoy!

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9 thoughts on “Bluehost Rails 3.2.8 Ruby 1.9.3

  1. Vincent Truong

    Hello, I tried install 3.2.8 but when I run rails -v … I am still getting

    # rails -v
    Rails 2.3.11

    Any idea on what is going on?

    Also another issue that I am having is the following…..
    [~/src/rubygems-1.8.24]# ruby setup.rb
    ERROR: While executing gem … (Errno::EROFS)
    Read-only file system – /usr/lib64/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/gem_runner.rb

    Thanks.

    Reply
  2. joe

    First of all, thanks for this is great post, I’m also on bluehost trying to upgrade from 1.8.7 to 1.9 – I followed your instructions, it worked till # cd rubygems-1.8.24. On # ruby setup.rb step, i encountered the following error – do you know whats the issue here?

    -bash-4.1$ cd rubygems-1.8.24
    -bash-4.1$ ruby setup.rb
    ERROR: While executing gem … (Errno::EROFS)
    Read-only file system – /usr/lib64/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb
    -bash-4.1$ ruby -v
    ruby 1.8.7 (2012-02-08 MBARI 8/0x6770 on patchlevel 358) [x86_64-linux], MBARI 0x6770, Ruby Enterprise Edition 2012.02
    -bash-4.1$

    Reply
  3. vikas

    Hey ,

    Thank you for these instructions, I got ruby2.0 and latest ruby gem in bluehost. But when I do rails -v it still shows me the old version, that never happens when I do ruby -v which shows me 2.0 Can I get any help here ??

    Reply

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