Laptop is a shell script that turns your Mac OS X laptop into an awesome development machine.
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Since I'm using bash, rather than zsh, I have to modify script to suit my needs.

  • Download and install XCode, and the Command Line Tools for XCode.
  • bash < <(curl -s OR:
  • bash < <(curl -s NOTE: XCode is essentially not needed if you only want to play with ruby and rails...

Though most favor HomeBrew over MacPorts, I found it's much easier and less problematic to use MacPorts.

上面的可以暂时忽略,因为我只修改了mac-brew-way, 安装过程遇到一些问题问题,实际上我是后装GCC的,安装过程提示让卸Xcode. 所以建议先装GCCOS X GCC Installer 再是Xcode(App Store)和Command Line Tools for XCode. 然后在终端里执行

  • bash < <(curl -s


将 Ruby 下载地址和 Gem sources 的镜像替换成淘宝提供的节点 原文在 其中有两个小问题,

  1. >$ sed -i 's/\/pub\/ruby/\/mirrors\/ruby/g' ~/.rvm/config/db 这一行在Mountain Lion中是出错的,改为: >$ sed -ig 's/\/pub\/ruby/\/mirrors\/ruby/' ~/.rvm/config/db


$ gem source -r 至少我的情况默认文件是「」所以是匹配不到,不太清楚是不是有的是https版本,所以加上一行 $ gem source -r


The following code will solve the problem : "OpenSSL Errors and Rails – Certificate Verify Failed – Gem::RemoteFetcher::FetchError"

# Install openssl
echo "Install openssl..."
brew install openssl
brew link openssl
# download cert.pem file for openssl
cd /usr/local/etc/openssl/certs/
sudo curl -O
sudo mv cacert.pem cert.pem
cd -
echo "
# cert.pem file for openssl 
export SSL_CERT_FILE=/usr/local/etc/openssl/certs/cert.pem" >> ~/.bash_profile
source ~/.bash_profile

Batch scripts for Ruby production environment install on Ubuntu Server.

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    \_\ \__/\ \/\ \ \ \ \ \_  __/\ \L\ \
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Laptop is a script to set up a Mac OS X laptop for Rails development.


  • Install a C compiler, such as GCC, LLVM, or Clang.

Download a compiler from the OS X GCC Installer if you're on Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) or use the Command Line Tools for XCode for Lion (OS X 10.7) or Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8).

  • Set zsh as your login shell.

To change your login shell run this from a Terminal:

chsh -s /bin/zsh


Run the script:

zsh < <(curl -s

What it sets up

  • Ack for finding things in files
  • Bundler gem for managing Ruby libraries
  • Foreman gem for serving Rails apps locally
  • Heroku gem for interacting with the Heroku API
  • Heroku Config plugin for local ENV variables
  • Homebrew for managing operating system libraries
  • ImageMagick for cropping and resizing images
  • Postgres for storing relational data
  • Postgres gem for talking to Postgres from Ruby
  • Qt for headless JavaScript testing via Capybara Webkit
  • Rails gem for writing web applications
  • Ruby stable for writing general-purpose code
  • RVM for managing versions of the Ruby programming language
  • SSH public key for authenticating with Github and Heroku
  • Tmux for saving project state and switching between projects

It should take less than 30 minutes to install (depends on your machine).



Laptop is maintained and funded by thoughtbot, inc.

Thank you to all the contributors!

The names and logos for thoughtbot are trademarks of thoughtbot, inc.


Laptop is Copyright © 2011-2012 thoughtbot, inc. It is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the LICENSE file.