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Kick The Donkey (Guest)
on 2007-07-25 23:22
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Hi all,

I'm having a bit of a problem with installing ruby on rails using gem
on Ubuntu server.  For some reason, it tells me that the actionmailer
is in an invalid format:

chris@gumshoe:~/rubygems-0.9.4$ sudo gem install rails
Bulk updating Gem source index for:
Install required dependency rake? [Yn]
Install required dependency activesupport? [Yn]
Install required dependency activerecord? [Yn]
Install required dependency actionpack? [Yn]
Install required dependency actionmailer? [Yn]
ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Gem::InstallError)
    invalid gem format for /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/cache/

Any idea what I'm doing wrong here?
Jon G. (Guest)
on 2007-07-26 02:39
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Kick The Donkey wrote:
> Install required dependency activerecord? [Yn]
Hmmm, I haven't installed Rails on Ubuntu Server yet, but it installed
fine for me on my development (feisty desktop) machine.

I will note that installing as a gem is the way to go.  The apt-get
package for ubuntu is guaranteed to cause you problems at sooner or

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