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Updated Ruby Ubuntu packages

We’ve just released updated Ruby 2.3 and 2.2 packages for Ubuntu.

Both Ruby 2.2.6 and 2.3.3 were released in November with updated Rubygems SSL certificates and loads of bug fixes.

If you don’t already know, we maintain updated Ruby packages for Ubuntu Precise, Trusty, Xenial and Yakkety. We also provide packages for ancient versions of Ruby (1.8.7 and 1.9.3), in case you’ve got a vintage Ruby app that you’re still maintaining somewhere.

Just add our repository, if you haven’t already:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng
$ sudo apt-get update

Install the packages you need:

$ sudo apt-get install ruby2.3 ruby2.3-dev ruby2.2 ruby2.2-dev

And you’re up and running:

$ ruby2.3 -v

ruby 2.3.3p222 (2016-11-21 revision 56859) [x86_64-linux-gnu]

You can install multiple versions at once and switch the default between them using ruby-switch. More details on what is provided and how to use everything on the docs page.

Ruby 2.4

Ruby 2.4.0-rc1 was released this week too. Ruby 2.4 is shaping up nicely and includes a bunch of new features and some nice performance and memory improvements.

We’ll have Ubuntu packages for Ruby 2.4 shortly after its official release, which is usually 25th December.

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