Here’s what worked for me.


from Dave Rupert
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng  
$ sudo apt update  
$ sudo apt install ruby2.3 ruby2.3-dev ruby-switch  
$ ruby -v  

Python 2.7.12

from tecadmin
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall  
$ sudo apt-get install libreadline-gplv2-dev libncursesw5-dev libssl-dev libsqlite3-dev tk-dev libgdbm-dev libc6-dev libbz2-dev  
$ cd /usr/src  
$ sudo wget  
$ sudo tar -xzf Python-2.7.12.tgz  
$ cd Python-2.7.12  
$ sudo ./configure  
$ sudo make altinstall  


from Jekyll
$ sudo gem install jekyll  
$ sudo gem install jekyll bundler  
$ sudo gem install minima  
$ sudo gem install jekyll-feed  
$ cd /mnt/d/git/  
$ jekyll new .  


$ jekyll serve

After that, navigate to http://localhost:4000/ in your browser.

General Notes

  • For bash formatting, ```console works much better than ```bash.
  • Command jekyll serve used to require a --no-watch option when run in a linux subsystem on Windows (i.e. every content alteration would require re-serving). As of Nov 2017, this is no longer the case.