Installing Ronin on Fedora

Copy/Paste Instructions

sudo dnf install -y gcc make ruby-devel ruby-bundled-gems readline-devel sqlite-devel
sudo gem install ronin

Detailed Breakdown

Build Dependencies

First we will need to install gcc and make. These are required to install gems which contain C extensions (aka C bindings) to other C libraries, such as the sqlite3 gem which compiles against libsqlite3.

sudo dnf install -y gcc make


Next, we will need to install Ruby >= 3.0.0, which should already be available in your system’s package manager.

sudo dnf install -y ruby-devel ruby-bundled-gems

ruby-bundled-gems is required for net/ftp, net/imap, net/pop, and net/smtp. For some reason Fedora’s ruby package does not automatically install the ruby-bundled-gems package as a dependency of ruby.

C libraries

Then, we will need to install various C libraries which are used by some of the Ruby gems, such as libsqlite3 which is required by the sqlite3 gem.

sudo dnf install -y readline-devel sqlite-devel


Now that everything else is installed, it is time to install Ronin!

sudo gem install ronin


Assuming no errors occur, you should now be able to run ronin:

ronin help


Ruby and many ruby gems will not work if the LANG environment variable is not set or set to C. Make sure that LANG is set to a UTF8 language, such as en_US.UTF-8.

If you get an exception saying cannot load such file -- net/ftp when trying to run ronin irb or requiring ronin/support in Ruby, this is because the Fedora ruby-bundled-gems rpm package isn’t installed. You can fix this by running:

sudo dnf install -y ruby-bundled-gems