Forum: Ruby on Rails Installing Rails - gem file not found

Announcement (2017-05-07): is now read-only since I unfortunately do not have the time to support and maintain the forum any more. Please see and for other Rails- und Ruby-related community platforms.
Russell E. (Guest)
on 2006-05-30 23:04
I've been following the cookbook directions on the rubyonrails site but
when I come to the install step;

gem install rails --include-dependencies

I get the message;

Local gem file not found: rails*.gem

It then goes and trys a remote install from rubyforge which never works
even when I shut all my network secrutiy down.

I did a search on rails*.gem and all I found was;


It is in a rails subfolder I put inside the ruby folder.  (There doesn't
seem to be a gems folder.)

Why can't gems find it?

Thanks, -Rhe.
Russell E. (Guest)
on 2006-06-01 00:23
OK, more information.  When ruby installed, it created its path entry
wrong.  It failed to put the ; at the end.  I fixed that and found that
if I CD to the ruby\bin folder and put in the entire path leading to the
rails files then the gem command is able to find it.

Next problem;  I get the error message "rails requires rake >= 0.7.1".
Now, I just downloaded fresh everything.  I couldn't possibly have an
old rake.  I'm thinking it's a path issue again.

What combination of directory structures and path commands do I have to
have to get all this stuff to string together properly?
Conrad T. (Guest)
on 2006-06-01 00:39
(Received via mailing list)
Hey Russell, what platform are you trying to install on?  Windows XP or
Mac OS X or Linux?  However, I'm guessing that you're on a Windows
related platform from your previous e-mail.  This information would
us in helping you.

Thanks in advance,

Russell E. (Guest)
on 2006-06-01 19:41
Thanks Conrad.  Yes, it's Windoes XP.  The more I look at this I think I
need a good directory structure plan and a matching path command.
Otherwise I'm probably going to have issues from now on out.  Any
advice?  -Rhe.

Conrad T. wrote:
> Hey Russell, what platform are you trying to install on?
This topic is locked and can not be replied to.