Tuesday, May 16, 2006

No longer a wuss...

that's right - I found my rubygem problem (see "Installation Blues" below). It seems there's a problem in the Hivelogic install instructions. Well, not exactly an error, but if you follow exactly what he says under the "Rubygems" install, then immediately execute the "Ruby on Rails" section, nothing is going to happen.

Why? Well, in the "Rubygems" chapter, the final command line instruction is "cd .." This will take you out of the Rubygems directory. Therefore, if you immediately execute the very next command under "Ruby on Rails" chapter...
With RubyGems installed, Rails is a simple, one-line install:

sudo gem install rails --include-dependencies

If you JUST typed 'cd..', then you're no longer in the rubygems directory, and your command will not be found. You have to move back into the directory (or just don't type 'cd..' in the first place) and then this command will work like a charm.

I figured this out by following the instructions on the rubygems docs site - another very nice and simple site.

So, I'm no longer a wuss - but I still have no idea what to do. *Sigh*


Blogger T said...

ahhhh.... THAT explains it.
-Tom OC.

11:03 PM  

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