Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've been through all tutorials and solved problems I can find about RVM. There's something wrong with permissions. There are no rubies installed, and when I try to install one: "permission denied". I can't even do rvm implode without "permission denied".

share|improve this question
apt-get messed it up, it forced a rvm_path to /usr/share, because I did it with sudo. Solution: sudo apt-get install ruby-rvm && sudo apt-get purge ruby-rvm – AV Ukkonen Jan 22 '12 at 21:17
i think what you are after is rvmsudo: under multi user installs (when you install as root) – pablo Jan 23 '12 at 7:36

Here is my detailed answer to this problem:

There were few attempts to fix the ubuntu package - but nobody had enough time to finish it.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.