After a botched up Ubuntu upgrade I hastily quit Ubuntu and installed Fedora 23 which came with its own set of problems as well, but that’s a story for another day.

Somehow in the end I ended up back in Debian-land with Debian Jessie. With every distro switch, I had to re-install jekyll and some plugins. And everytime either the install or jekyll stopped at some point to complain about a forgotten dependency.

Here’s what’s needed (at least in my case) so I can refer to it in the future:

sudo apt-get install build-essential ruby-dev
sudo gem install jekyll

# These are specific for my jekyll install:
sudo gem install jekyll-paginate jekyll-redirect-from \
  jekyll-feed jekyll-sitemap redcarpet

Update: GitHub ended redcarpet support on March, 1st.