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How to install rails on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install rails

Installing rails package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rails

rails package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name rails
version 2:4.2.6-1
description MVC ruby based framework geared for web application development (metapackage)
subsection ruby
maintainer Debian Ruby Extras Maintainers

Uninstall rails

To remove just rails package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove rails

Uninstall rails and it’s dependent packages

To remove the rails package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove rails

Purging rails

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of rails from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge rails

To delete configuration and/or data files of rails and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove rails