Friday, May 22, 2009

How to access gui apps. on a remote server using ssh

If you would like to access gui applications such as firefox, gnome-terminal or anything else on a remote server, try the following command.

ssh -C -X user@host gui_command

Replace the user, host and gui_command with the appropriate information.


$ssh -C -X john@ gnome-terminal

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Install the latest stable Ruby and Rails on Ubuntu 9.04

Install the prerequisite packages using the following command.
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev libreadline5-dev zlib1g-dev

Install Ruby
Download the latest version of ruby
$ wget

Untar the package
$ tar xzf stable-snapshot.tar.gz

Compile and install
$ cd ruby/
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

Create a symbolic link to ruby
$ sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/ruby /usr/bin/ruby

Install RubyGems

$ wget

Compile and install
$ tar xzvf rubygems-1.3.2.tgz
$ cd rubygems-1.3.2
$ sudo ruby setup.rb

Install Rails
$ sudo gem install rails