How to Install RubyMine on Debian 11.3

How to Install RubyMine on Debian 11.3

In this article, we will discuss how to install RubyMine on Debian 11.3. So stay tuned to find out more about it.

Brought to us by JetBrains, RubyMine offers various features, such as debugging, auto-code completion, and other capabilities for the quick development of applications on Ruby.

By reading through this write up, you will learn everything you need to know about how to install RubyMine on Debian.

Introduction to Ruby

Ruby is one of the most widely used programming languages for web application development. You can use Ruby to create high-speed applications. The language is available for free and is open source. The language is supported by additional packages, frameworks, and tools to facilitate developers in rapid application development. 

Before proceeding with the installation of RubyMine, we can first install Ruby on our computer. Update the system by using the following command on Debian:

$sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

Then, the ruby language can be installed by using the following command:

$sudo apt-get install ruby-full

RubyMine is an integrated development environment (IDE) for Ruby/Rails. The following are the main features of RubyMine:

  • It can be used for application development, debugging, testing, and deployment of a complete application in Ruby/Rails.
  • It is available for the most popular operating systems (OS), such as macOS, Windows, and Linux.
  • RubyMine provides a consistent user experience across different platforms.
  • It provides a wide range of tightly integrated tools for developers.

System requirements

Before proceeding to the installation of RubyMine, we feel it was necessary to mention its system’s requirements. If your computer meets these requirements, you can move to the next section for installation.

  • It is recommended to have a minimum of 2 MB and recommended 8 MB of random access memory (RAM).
  • You can install the software on any modern CPU. However, it is recommended to use a multi-core CPU.
  • You should have a disk space of 2.5GB and an additional 1GB for the cache. It will be helpful if you have an SSD drive.
  • Your monitor should have a resolution of 1024×768 at least, and recommended resolution is 1920×1080.

Note: Installation of Java is not required for RubyMine to work because JetBrains runtime is bundled with the IDE.

How to Install RubyMine on Debian 11.3

We will now discuss the steps for the manual installation of RubyMine on Debian. Follow the steps below to proceed with the installation.

Check your operating system version

Check and verify that you are running the Debian operating system. To do this, run the following command on the Terminal:

$lsb_release -a

You should see the information about Debian distribution.

Download the RubyMine distribution

Download the latest version of RubyMine by running the following command on the Terminal:


Extract the downloaded file

You can extract the downloaded file by using the tar utility by typing the following command on the Terminal and pressing ”Enter”:

$tar xf RubyMine-2018.1.tar.gz

Switch to the Ruby directory

Change to the Ruby directory by using the following command:

$cd RubyMine-2018.1/bin/

Run the ls command to see the contents of the directory as follows:

$ls -la

Run the installer

We will now run the installer (i.e., file), by running the following command:


This will run the installer setup, then you have to accept the terms and conditions for installation, and choose to share the usage statistics with JetBrains. Additionally, you can also select the checkbox to enable sharing statistics. 

Provide license

You will be asked to provide the license and to activate it. You can use the trial version and evaluate it for free since RubyMine is available for a free 30-day trial period. Choose ‘Evaluate for Free’ and click evaluate.

Customize RubyMine

You can customize the RubyMine. You can perform the following as part of RubyMine’s customization options:

  • Choose a UI theme, 
  • select keymap scheme, and; 
  • customize default plugins

Here’s a screenshot of the customization options available on RubyMine.

How to Install RubyMine on Debian 11.3

Start using RubyMine

Once the customization is done, you can start using Ruby. In the future, you can begin the RubyMine by using the following command:


Create a new project, and specify the type of the project. A workspace will appear where you can work on Ruby as seen below.

How to Install RubyMine on Debian 11.3

Installation of RubyMine via snap

The RubyMine can also be installed from the snap. Follow the steps below to install.

Install snap

First, update the system using the following command:

$sudo apt update

You can then install snap from the command line via the following commands:

$sudo apt install snapd
$sudo snap install core

Install RubyMine

Now, install RubyMine using snap by running the following command:

$sudo snap install rubymine -classic

In this article, we have discussed the installation steps for RubyMine. It is an integrated development environment (IDE) that provides a holistic environment for developing, testing, debugging, and deploying Ruby applications. If you have any questions regarding this topic, feel free to leave a comment down below.

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