After hearing so much about RoR over the last few months, I finally
decided to give it a try. I decided to follow the “Rolling with Ruby on
Rails” article on ONLamp.com to get up and running.
Unfortunately, since that fateful decision, I have run into nothing but
First, I downloaded and installed Ruby. That was my last success event.
Then, I typed “gem install rails --remote” (and about a billion
variations after consulting the --help options, etc). The only thing
that happens is that it gets to this line and hangs: “Updating Gem
source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org”.
I have searched around on Google for others who have run into this
problem. There are many, but the only solution anyone seems to give is
to wait longer–sometimes it takes awhile. Well, I’m not sure how many
hours or days I’m supposed to wait, but so far a couple of multi-hour
attempts have not worked.
I have tried downloading rails-1.0.0.gem and .zip along with
actionmailer, actionpack, etc, but I don’t see how to install the rails
part. (I believe I successfully installed all of the other
modules–actionmailer, actionpack, activerecord, activesupport, and
I downloaded instantrails and ran it, but when I try to run cookbook, it
hangs on the redirect to the application.
Needless to say, it has been a very frustrating experience. If anyone
can be so kind to help a newbie just get the “cookbook” app or any other
test app running, I would be very grateful. I read what Rails can do
and am very excited. I was about to push for a significant new project
to be done on Rails. But, I need to at least show that I can get it up
and running on my laptop.
Thanks in advance for any help.