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How to install Ruby GEMS in Virtualmin

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Using the Ruby GEMS module in Webmin allows you to do exactly what you’d expect, install Ruby gems. This article will cover the process required to begin installing Ruby gems so that you can begin using Ruby with Virtualmin. You’ll need to have Virtualmin installed on your server and be logged in with Webmin access. These guides can help you do that if needed:



To begin installing new Ruby gems, please refer to the following:


  1. Click on the Webmin section
  2. Click on the Others option
  3. Select the Ruby GEMS module


Showing the Ruby GEMS location


  1. Enter in the name of the gem that you’d like to install into the search box
  2. When you’re ready click the Search button
  3. Virtualmin will search for any gems matching the keyword that you entered into the search box


Showing the Ruby Gems interface


  1. If any matches are identified you’ll see them populated in a list similar to the following


Showing the search match in the Ruby Gems module


  1. When you identify the gem that you wish to install, select the radio button next to it
  2. Click the Install Now button


Showing the install now option in the Ruby Gems module