DIY -> HOW TO make own Rails server [4 dummies]


#1

Hi guyz,

I got idea to build over lazy Christmas period dedicated rails server
for rails just for home use… so instead wasting that time for trying
maybe somebody can give me a hint what is the easiest… or quickest
way to make it.

I got old pc(dell laptop with 700Mhz… and 256 ram… ) no OS yet …

any suggestions?

thanks and Marry Christmas, folkz.

Bart


#2

On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 2:26 PM, Bartosz Wais
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

any suggestions?

  1. grab an ubuntu installation disk
  2. install an ubuntu (server flavor) on your box.
  3. follow the relevant instructions here :
    http://smartic.us/2007/9/4/smarticast-4-rails-rumble-primer
    (install apache, ruby, passenger, your favorite dbms, maybe rails)
  4. profit !


Gabriel L. removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#3

On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 3:10 PM, Gabriel L. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

  1. follow the relevant instructions here :
    http://smartic.us/2007/9/4/smarticast-4-rails-rumble-primer

Argh, it is not the screencast I wanted to link… here it is :
http://smartic.us/2008/10/8/rails-rumble-2008-primer

Gabriel L. removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#4

Bartosz Wais wrote:

thanks and Marry Christmas, folkz.
Easiest is probably to base it on Ubuntu or CentOS.
Most efficient is likely to be Gentoo - given the older hardware that it
is.

I think others have already given hints on what can be done. I wonder
if the EngineYard image is usable…

Cheers,
Mohit.
12/26/2008 | 10:57 PM.


#5

Gabriel L. wrote:

any suggestions?

  1. grab an ubuntu installation disk
  2. install an ubuntu (server flavor) on your box.
  3. follow the relevant instructions here :
    http://smartic.us/2007/9/4/smarticast-4-rails-rumble-primer
    (install apache, ruby, passenger, your favorite dbms, maybe rails)
  4. profit !

Or given the recent thread on debian packaging problems with ruby, try
gentoo[1]…it does everything the others do, plus more. In addition
you’ll learn how a distribution hangs together and get a good knowledge
of how to fix problems when they occur :slight_smile:

[1]http://www.gentoo.org

Matt