Getting Started problems - How can I get a report of errors

Hello all,
I started trying to learn Ruby on Rails from a course on
Lynda.com. Unfortunately, I got stuck early on after installing things.
First, I got an error trying to install a first application called
simple_cms. I read a bit about the error (after doing a web search) and
found directions telling me to get DevKit and run about 3 commands. The
config file only had one line in it that would be effected by DevKit and
that was my ruby folder c:\Ruby193.
Then I was able to run: rails new simple_cms -d mysql
and I think it was successful. The instructor suggested the Webbrick
server. This would not start for me. This is one of those cases where
it would help to have the output of errors and other messages to share
and try to get help figuring out what went wrong.
Since, I have done development in other languages, I changed to
installing the app into a folder under xampp\htdocs which seemed to work
until I got to the next step of generating a controller. It failed to
create controller demo with view index.
Any suggestions as to what I should do? I am using Windows 7 64
bit. I do have VirtualBox and Ubuntu Server 12.04 installed also but I
ran into problems with getting ruby on rails up and running in that
also. For now, I guess, I’d like to first figure out how to get this
running in my Windows environment.
Thanks,
Bruce

On 22 August 2012 10:23, Bruce W. [email protected] wrote:

Hello all,
I started trying to learn Ruby on Rails from a course on Lynda.com.
Unfortunately, I got stuck early on after installing things. First, I got an
error trying to install a first application called simple_cms. I read a bit about
the error (after doing a web search) and found directions telling me to get DevKit
and run about 3 commands. The config file only had one line in it that would be
effected by DevKit and that was my ruby folder c:\Ruby193.
Then I was able to run: rails new simple_cms -d mysql
and I think it was successful. The instructor suggested the Webbrick server.
This would not start for me. This is one of those cases where it would help to
have the output of errors and other messages to share and try to get help figuring
out what went wrong.
Since, I have done development in other languages, I changed to installing
the app into a folder under xampp\htdocs which seemed to work until I got to the
next step of generating a controller. It failed to create controller demo with
view index.
Any suggestions as to what I should do? I am using Windows 7 64 bit. I
do have VirtualBox and Ubuntu Server 12.04 installed also but I ran into problems
with getting ruby on rails up and running in that also. For now, I guess, I’d
like to first figure out how to get this running in my Windows environment.

Apparently some have succeeded with rails development in windows, I
believe that railsinstaller.org is the best way. If you have access
to ubuntu however then do it there, you will have a much more pleasant
experience and will find it much easier to get help. For installing
in ubuntu then
http://blog.sudobits.com/2012/05/02/how-to-install-ruby-on-rails-in-ubuntu-12-04-lts/
is pretty good…

Colin

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