BackTrack Linux 5r2 was released on March 1st, and ships with newer versions of just about everything. So I thought it was high time that we did a blog post on howto install Ronin on BackTrack Linux (BT) 5.

What is particularly nice about BT 5, is it ships with Ruby 1.9.2 and a few common RubyGems (bundler, rails, etc). Also, the few libraries/header-files which Ronin needs for installation (particularly libsqlite3) were already installed. This made installing Ronin on BT 5 as simple as:

gem install ronin

This will install Ronin and drop the ronin executable into /etc/alternatives/gem-bin/. Now you should be able to start the Ronin console:

# ronin
=> "1.4.1"
>> !uname -a
Linux bt 3.2.6 #1 SMP Fri Feb 17 10:40:05 EST 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
=> true
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