Installing Jekyll on Windows Subsystem for Linux - Ubuntu 16.04

I prefer to run ruby stuff under Linux rather than Windows. I run Windows 10, so will be using the Ubuntu 16.04 image for the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Though these steps should work in a full installation of Ubuntu as well.

Install Ruby

sudo apt install ruby ruby-dev ruby-bundler

Install dev dependencies

sudo apt install gcc make build-essentials

Install Jekyll

sudo gem install jekyll

Install bundler dependencies

bundler install

I have the best luck running jekyll with bundler exec

bundler exec jekyll build
bundler exec jekyll serve

Happy blogging!


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