Jekyll via RubyGems


I wonder if it would be possible to run Jekyll on reclaim by installing as a RubtGem. ATM, the rubygem installer in CPanel tries to pull from rubyforge. It looks as if that site has been deprecated.


I haven’t tested it but I had assumed Jekyll could run on Reclaim. Would be a good test to see. I suppose then all you’d have to do is setup a cron job to rake for new content on a fixed schedule and you’d have your automated html generation within the _site folder.


Bluehost tutorial for installing RubyGems in cPanel: Ruby Gems Installation

  1. Using File Manager in your cPanel make a copy of the .bashrc file in your root directory, name it .bashrc.bak.
  2. Now edit the .bashrc file and add the following to the end of the file:

export GEM_HOME=$HOME/ruby/gems
export GEM_PATH=$GEM_HOME:/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.3
export GEM_CACHE=$GEM_HOME/cache
export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/ruby/gems/bin

  1. When using a rails application, make sure you add the following to your ./config/environment.rb:

ENV[‘GEM_PATH’] = ‘/path/to/your/home/ruby/gems:/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.3’


I changed the .bashrc but get this when I try to use the cpanel rubygems installer

ERROR:  While executing gem ... (OptionParser::InvalidOption)
invalid option: -y

Do I have to run gem from the CLI via an ssh session?


Just checked and the location of gems on the server is:


However I assume the idea is that the individual gems should get installed within the user home directory and the server level ones are just ones that came preinstalled. I don’t know if that changes anything. cPanel doesn’t say anything about needing to do the bash stuff or command line. I just happened to find those instructions from Bluehost and knew they ran cPanel. Which gem do you need? I could probably just load it on the server and all users would have access.


I was trying to install the most recent version of jekyll I could find.


Returning to the scene of the discussion to post this:


Thanks for updating the thread! Always happy to see new things come on the scene that make this stuff possible.


In the end it was pretty easy. Any difficulty was mostly because I stayed up too late working on it and my tired eyes had trouble reading the text in the terminal, ha ha…