These are the steps to getting RVM going after a fresh install of OS X. It is pretty easy, just quite a few steps. I was walking a friend through this on Skype and it seemed very convoluted so I decided to make a more well formated how-to. Most, not all, of these you can copy and paste in command line and be fine.
First, you are going to install homebrew, an OS X package manager. Then you need to install X Code shortly followed by git, with homebrew. Then it is on to rvm.
Homebrew and Git Commands
- ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://gist.github.com/raw/323731/install_homebrew.rb)”
- Install XCode (Go to apples website to download the package)
- brew install git
RVM Installation and Configuration
Just run these commands on the command line, except step 2. You can find more information on this process on the official Installing RVM Page.
- bash < <( curl http://rvm.beginrescueend.com/releases/rvm-install-head )
- Add the following line to .bash_profile
- [[ -s “$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm” ]] && . “$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm”
- source ~/.rvm/scripts/rvm
- rvm notes (this gives information about your installation)
- rvm install 1.9.2-p180
- rvm use 1.9.2-p180 –default
This little guide mixes between command line commands and normal “stuff” most of it is command line though. Its not meant to be some great explanation, just a quick get started run through.