I keep getting an error message when i try an install rails. I am using
xp.These are the steps i took.
Download the One-click ruby installer from rubyforge
http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=167 (warning this is a big file!).
The one I used was ruby186-25.exe but there may be a later version
available. To be able to run the whole environment from a USB stick Iâ€™d
really recommend you have about 500MB free (maybe itâ€™s time to buy a new
Double-click on the installer, after clicking next a few times, a
screen like the one shown below is displayed (pic of installation
3.Ensure you install on your USB stick, not the C drive (check the drive
letter, as shown. Mine is J:, yours may vary)
i used C drive, was told to do it on usb to because was doing it on
Once Ruby is installed, open a cmd prompt (enter cmd into the â€˜runâ€™
box from the start menu) change to your ruby directory (e.g. j:\ruby )
and enter the follow command:
gem install rails -y
You may need to add the ruby directory to your system path, the
setenv.bat file discussed in class will do this â€“ the command is:
Remember to change the drive letter (j: in the example above) to
match the letter assigned to your USB stick. This will probably be
different for each system â€“ itâ€™s a windows foible â€“ what a wonderful
system (maybe you should try Linux? â€“ ok Rant over.) This is why we
suggested in the lecture that you put the command above in its own file,
which we called setenv.bat, so that itâ€™s easy to change
The gem command should install rails, see below for a database
I got stuck on step 5 and i also used ruby186-27_rc2.exe
"error: http://gems.rubyforge.org/ does not appear to be a repository
error: could not find gem rails locally or in a repository"
Can anyone help please!