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Getting Solargraph to work on linux

This is a depart from my usual Java posts, but I ran across my notes from when I was trying to learn Ruby and thought it might be helpful. Works as of jan 2nd, 2020.

Solargraph adds intellisense features to Visual studio code (code completion, etc) for Ruby. I had a beast of a time getting it to work on Linux, mainly trying to figure out what to do with all the errors. These are the steps I used to get it working, hopefully they help someone.

  1. Install Visual studio code
  2. install the Ruby Solargraph extention in Visual studio Code.
  3. Open the terminal, type:

    sudo gem install Solargraph

  4. at this point it should install, but I usually get errors.

  5. If there are any kind of errors, do:

    sudo apt-get install ruby-dev

  6. If that doesn't quite clear it up, do:

    sudo apt-get install make

Make was already installed for me this last time, but the last distro I used it wasn't.

  1. At one point I had to install a zlib because it was missing. so:

    sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev

after step 5 I would just do step 3 and see if that worked. I've had to do this several times because I changed Linux distros, and each distro had different bits already installed but not others. Hopefully If you've run into this issue these steps helped.

Thanks for reading.

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ezziwa profile image

Thanks alot it has helped me out big !!

andevr profile image

You're welcome, glad it helped!