Meldum Meldum - 4 years ago 227
Ruby Question

Ubuntu and bcrypt

When I trying run this command:

gem install bcrypt -v '3.1.10'

After that, I get this error:

current directory: /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-2.3.0@app2/gems/bcrypt-3.1.10/ext/mri
make "DESTDIR="
compiling bcrypt_ext.c
compiling crypt_blowfish.c
compiling wrapper.c
compiling crypt.c
compiling crypt_gensalt.c
linking shared-object
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgmp
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [] Error 1

make failed, exit code 2

What I did to solve this problem:

  1. reinstall ruby via rvm

  2. updated and installed packages:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install curl zlib1g-dev build-essential libssl-dev libreadline-dev libyaml-dev libsqlite3-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev python-software-properties libffi-dev make g++ gcc

after that, still get the same error

My environment:

vagrant@vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-64:/vagrant$ lsb_release -r
Release: 14.04
vagrant@vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-64:/vagrant$ ruby -v
ruby 2.3.0p0 (2015-12-25 revision 53290) [x86_64-linux]
vagrant@vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-64:/vagrant$ rvm -v
rvm 1.26.11 (stable) by Wayne E. Seguin <>, Michal Papis <> []

Question: How I can to install bcrypt gem?

Answer Source

Install libgmp3-dev package.

sudo apt-get install libgmp3-dev

It should do the trick.

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