I have downloaded ruby 1.9.1 binaries to c:\ruby191 (I have ruby 1.8.6 under c:\ruby). I then downloaded gems 1.3.1 and ran "gem install rails --include-dependencies" from c:\ruby191\bin and it ran and came up with a segment error and killed the rails install. Any ideas what I am doing wrong? Thanks Chris
on 2009-03-12 23:49
on 2009-03-13 09:19
you gotta try to install rails 2.3. all other previous versions are not compatible with 1.9.1. on the other hand: anything could cause an error of which i don't even see the error-message...
on 2009-03-14 12:22
I get the same error when using rails 2.3 using the command gem install rails --source http://gems.rubyonrails.org. I am using gem 1.3.1 The error is: c:/ruby191/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/rubygems.rb:405: [BUG] Segmentation fault ruby 1.9.1p0 <2009-01-30 revision 21907> [i386-mswin32] Thanks
on 2009-03-15 03:17
I have found the solution for setting up a Ruby 1.9.1 environment with rails alongside another ruby and rails environment in a Windows Vista environment. Step 1. Download the Ruby 1.9.1 binaries for windows and copy into a directory. I have called mine c:\ruby191. Step 2. Add c:\ruby191\bin to the path statement Step 3. Download the latest version of rubygems, 1.3.1 in my case. Step 4. Install gems 1.3.1 Open Command Prompt, go to wherever you have downloaded rubygems-1.3.1 is and enter c:\ruby191\bin\ruby setup.rb. This should load gems into your ruby191 environment. Gems is used as an installer in the ruby world. Step 5. Download zlib, I had two goes at this to get it right. http://www.zlib.net/ is the website. Once you have downloaded it copy zlib1.dll to c:\Windows\System32\ and rename it to zlib.dll. You may have to reboot at this stage to get the rest of it to work. If you get the wrong version you will get a segmentation error in the next step. Step 6. go to c:\ruby191\bin\ in command prompt and type "gem install rails --source http://gems.rubyonrails.org/" to download rails 2.3.0 RC1. See http://rubyonrails.org for these instructions as it "edge" rails. Step 7. I then created a new project using NetBeans 6.5, and it seemed to have worked, it recognised the right version of ruby and rails, (it sould work if you do it the normal way with the command prompt). I have not done anything in the project yet but will update you with any issues I encounter. It has taken many hours to get to this stage. Unfortunately windows users are in the minority with ruby/rails users so you will need to learn how to install binaries and rails as the bloke who used to write the windows loaders has given up doing it. I could not find any documentation on how to load ruby binaries and rails or any other framework environments in one document. It took me a while to get this far and I am not sure if I have done it correctly. I will let you know.
on 2009-03-17 21:45
I have battled with all sorts of problems over the last 2 days and almost thought I was there last night when I managed to create a rails 2.3.2 project with ruby 1.9.1 but the mysql driver came up an error saying it was the wrong version. It seems from research this is a major problem and that there are as many different solutions to this problem as there are errors. Since then the whole thing has collapsed. I foolishly thought that the only way to get to understand how rails was built was to build it and hack through the problems. In Windows this has not proved possible for me. The most depressing thing about ruby and rails is that all the websites are full of fixes for problems, very few of which seem to work. The reason people are attracted to ruby and rails is the clean, powerfull language and the MVC and restful rails environment. However, I suspect that more people drop out of using it because of the horrendous amounts of problems in installing it. Maybe rails will never really run in the Windows environment as with all the extensive searching I have done the only solution offered is to install the windows version with the windows installer that I understand is about to be stopped for new versions. Even the windows 1.8.7 version seems to be 64 bit rather than 32 bit so is not recognised by Netbeans as a ruby system. I know that most rubyists are linux fans and wish them well as ruby and rails seems to work better for them. However, even they seem to be having real problems judging by the number of problems I have seen. There is a problem with not being able to generate applications with ruby 191 and rails 2.3.2 that crashes out because it does not generate the rakefile in the application root. Of all the discussions I have seen about this problem there is no solution only the experts saying "there should be a rakefile in the application root" not one of them, that I can find, has even suggested a possible solution. It seems that the experts think the problem is solved by saying the rakefile is missing. I have a feeling that there are no real experts out there just loads of people like me with very little knowledge attempting to answer people's queries without knowing what we are doing. I have not encountered anyone on these web sites who does not think highly of ruby and rails but I have met many who have given up because it is almost impossible to find out how it all hangs together and how to get it running. I will keep trying but my energy levels are low and days of searching for solutions has really only turned up experts who aknowledge the problem but do not have solutions for them.
on 2009-03-17 21:57
On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 6:17 PM, Chris Cann < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Step 3. Download the latest version of rubygems, 1.3.1 in my case. > Actually, rubygems comes with ruby 1.9.1. Thus, it's not a seperate install as it was in previous releases of Ruby.
on 2009-03-17 22:48
Conrad T. wrote: > On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 6:17 PM, Chris Cann < > email@example.com> wrote: > >> Step 3. Download the latest version of rubygems, 1.3.1 in my case. >> > > Actually, rubygems comes with ruby 1.9.1. Thus, it's not a seperate > install as it was in previous releases of Ruby. Conrad I seem to have rubygems 1.3.1 on my system already Thanks Chris
on 2009-03-17 22:54
Conrad T. wrote: > On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 6:17 PM, Chris Cann < > firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >> Step 3. Download the latest version of rubygems, 1.3.1 in my case. >> > > Actually, rubygems comes with ruby 1.9.1. Thus, it's not a seperate > install as it was in previous releases of Ruby. I think I have misinterprited what you mean. I should not have updated rubygems, is that what you are saying? If so do I have to start from scratch or can I remove rubygems 1.3.1? Chris
on 2009-03-18 00:34
I have deleted all my ruby191 stuff and recreated it from scratch by downloading the binaries of ruby 191 into c:\ruby191, (path has c:\ruby191\bin) as I already have ruby 186 under c:\ruby\bin. After getting netbeans 6.5 (6.7m2 latest build) to recognise my new environment I then installed mysql gem, the latest, and succesfully created a project but was unable to create the database, rake db:create failed. The error is a segmentation fault in ruby 1.9.1 caused by /mysql-2.7.3-x86-mswin32/ext/mysql.so. Any ideas? Chris