How do I install RoR

OK, I’ve heard how easy RoR is and how quick it is to develop with …
but why is it so obscure to find what it is I need to download to
install it?

I can’t follow what I need to do from this initial message:
Source: Compile it yourself
Windows installer: Ruby, popular extensions, editor
OS X: Ships with broken Ruby, follow this guide

Do I need the source? What is the ‘broken source’? Sounds bad to me.
Went into the Windows Installer and there are two files to downlaod -
an exe and a md5 - Do I need both of these? And then there is the
issue of RubyGems and perhaps a Rails install. Can anyone help me
here? Thanks in advance.

On 8/22/07, RoxyNelson [email protected] wrote:

Do I need the source? What is the ‘broken source’? Sounds bad to me.
Went into the Windows Installer and there are two files to downlaod -
an exe and a md5 - Do I need both of these? And then there is the
issue of RubyGems and perhaps a Rails install. Can anyone help me
here? Thanks in advance.

If you want to develop on windows, you don’t need source. Go to
www.ruby-lang.org and download the windows installer .exe. You don’t
need the .md5.

Run that to setup Ruby. It installs rubygems for you at the same time,
so you don’t need to worry about that.

You’ll need a database too. Go to mysql.com and download MySQL 5.0 for
windows and install that.

Then go to a command prompt and:

gem install rails -y

That’s all you need to install. You’re ready to create your Rails app.

Thanks for your help! I’m sure the RoR download website could be a
little more helpful for us real newbies. Thanks for the extra info on
MySQL - I have that installed already so at least that’s one hurdle I
don’t need to negotiate :slight_smile:
Thanks once again.

If you’re on Windows and are just flirting with RoR, InstantRails
(although a large package) is a great idea.

Cheers,
Mohit.
8/23/2007 | 5:03 PM.

You can follow this guide:
http://www.appleblog.es/index.php/instalar-apache-2-mysql-php-y-ruby-on-rails-en-mac/

Its in spanish but it has a code snippets…

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