RubyMine 2020.2 Help

Install RubyMine

RubyMine is a cross-platform IDE that provides consistent experience on the Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

System requirements

RequirementMinimumRecommended
RAM2 GB of free RAM8 GB of total system RAM
Disk space2.5 GB and another 1 GB for cachesSSD drive with at least 5 GB of free space
Monitor resolution1024x7681920×1080
Operating system

Officially released 64-bit versions of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows 8 or later

  • macOS 10.13 or later

  • Any Linux distribution that supports Gnome, KDE , or Unity DE

Pre-release versions are not supported.

Latest 64-bit version of Windows, macOS, or Linux (for example, Debian, Ubuntu, or RHEL)

You do not need to install Java to run RubyMine, because JetBrains Runtime is bundled with the IDE (based on JRE 11).

Install using the Toolbox App

The JetBrains Toolbox App is the recommended tool to install JetBrains products. Use it to install and maintain different products or several versions of the same product, including Early Access Program (EAP) releases, update and roll back when necessary, and easily remove any tool. The Toolbox App maintains a list of all your projects to quickly open any project in the right IDE and version.

Install the Toolbox App

  1. Download the installer .exe from the Toolbox App web page.

  2. Run the installer and follow the wizard steps.

After you run the Toolbox App, click its icon in the notification area and select which product and version you want to install.

Log in to your JetBrains Account from the Toolbox App and it will automatically activate the available licenses for any IDE that you install.

Install the Toolbox App

  1. Download the disk image .dmg from the Toolbox App web page.

  2. Mount the image and drag the JetBrains Toolbox app to the Applications folder.

After you run the Toolbox App, click its icon in the main menu and select which product and version you want to install.

Log in to your JetBrains Account from the Toolbox App and it will automatically activate the available licenses for any IDE that you install.

Install the Toolbox App

  1. Download the tarball .tar.gz from the Toolbox App web page.

  2. Extract the tarball to a directory that supports file execution.

    For example, to extract it to the recommended /opt directory, run the following command:

    sudo tar -xzf jetbrains-toolbox-1.13.4801.tar.gz -C /opt

Execute the jetbrains-toolbox binary from the extracted directory to run the Toolbox App and select which product and version you want to install. After you run the Toolbox App for the first time, it will automatically add the Toolbox App icon to the main menu.

Log in to your JetBrains Account from the Toolbox App and it will automatically activate the available licenses for any IDE that you install.

Standalone installation

Install RubyMine manually to manage the location of every instance and all the configuration files. For example, if you have a policy that requires specific install locations.

  1. Ubuntu installation:

    For Ubuntu 16.04 and later, you can use snap packages to install RubyMine.

    Run the following command:

    sudo snap install rubymine --classic

    Next, run rubymine in the Terminal.

  2. If snap packages are not available, unpack the RubyMine-*.tar.gz file to a different folder, if your current Download folder doesn't support file execution:

    tar xzf RubyMine-*.tar.gz -C <new_archive_folder>

    The recommended installation location according to the filesystem hierarchy standard (FHS) is /opt. To install RubyMine into this directory, enter the following command:

    sudo tar xzf RubyMine-*.tar.gz -C /opt/
  3. Switch to the bin subdirectory:

    cd <new archive folder>/RubyMine-*/bin
    For example,
    cd /opt/RubyMine-*/bin

  4. Run rubymine.sh from the bin subdirectory.

When you run RubyMine for the first time, some steps are required to complete the installation, customize your instance, and start working with the IDE.

For more information, see Run RubyMine for the first time.

Silent installation on Windows

Silent installation is performed without any user interface. It can be used by network administrators to install RubyMine on a number of machines and avoid interrupting other users.

To perform silent install, run the installer with the following switches:

  • /S: Enable silent install

  • /CONFIG: Specify the path to the silent configuration file

  • /D: Specify the path to the installation directory

    This parameter must be the last in the command line and it should not contain any quotes even if the path contains blank spaces.

For example:

RubyMine.exe /S /CONFIG=d:\temp\silent.config /D=d:\IDE\RubyMine

To check for issues during the installation process, add the /LOG switch with the log file path and name between the /S and /D parameters. The installer will generate the specified log file. For example:

RubyMine.exe /S /CONFIG=d:\temp\silent.config /LOG=d:\JetBrains\RubyMine\install.log /D=d:\IDE\RubyMine

Silent configuration file

You can download the default silent configuration file for RubyMine at https://download.jetbrains.com/ruby/silent.config

The silent configuration file defines the options for installing RubyMine. With the default options, silent installation is performed only for the current user: mode=user. If you want to install RubyMine for all users, change the value of the installation mode option to mode=admin and run the installer as an administrator.

The default silent configuration file is unique for each JetBrains product. You can modify it to enable or disable various installation options as necessary.

Install as a snap package on Linux

You can install RubyMine as a self-contained snap package. Since snaps update automatically, your RubyMine installation will always be up to date.

RubyMine is distributed via two channels:

  • The stable channel includes only stable versions. To install the latest stable release of RubyMine, run the following command:

    sudo snap install rubymine --classic

    The --classic option is required because the RubyMine snap requires full access to the system, like a traditionally packaged application.

  • The edge channel includes EAP builds. To install the latest EAP build of RubyMine, run the following command:

    sudo snap install rubymine --classic --edge

When the snap is installed, you can launch it by running the rubymine command.

To list all installed snaps, you can run sudo snap list. For information about other snap commands, see the Snapcraft documentation.

Last modified: 20 July 2020