Debugging Cucumber in eclipse

I have had a bit of a ‘mare getting debugging Ruby code in eclipse.  Namely getting the ruby-debug-ide gem installed.  I’m sure that I’m not the only one.
The problem was that I was unable to run the cucumber feature  from eclipse whilst in debug mode, the error was that I hadn’t installed the ruby-debug-ide gem. Unfortunately it seemed to be impossible to install that gem.
I kept getting

ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension

Luckily I found this lovely post so I will share:


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