Installing Jekyll on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahir)

Posted on 2015-02-07

If you get the following error:

ERROR:  Error installing jekyll:
	ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

        /usr/bin/ruby1.9.1 extconf.rb
/usr/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rubygems/custom_require.rb:36:in `require': cannot load such file -- mkmf (LoadError)
	from /usr/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rubygems/custom_require.rb:36:in `require'
	from extconf.rb:1:in `<main>'

You need to apt-get install ruby-dev.

If you get:

/var/lib/gems/1.9.1/gems/execjs-2.3.0/lib/execjs/runtimes.rb:45:in `autodetect': Could not find a JavaScript runtime. See for a list of available runtimes. (ExecJS::RuntimeUnavailable)

You need to apt-get install nodejs.

Tags: ruby jekyll