So, I installed ruby1.8 and gems via apt-get on Debian Etch and typed
“gem install rails --include-dependencies”.
Got a success message in the process and proceeded to install the
postgresql-driver to connect to the database via
“gem install postgres”.
I had forgotten to get the development-packages, though (which yielded a
lot of errors but told me that the install was successful?), a quick
“apt-get install ruby1.8-dev postgres-dev” solved it.
Only that the messages in-between now stated after the “make
install”-part that there was nothing to do, but the install was
IRB and a “require ‘postgresql’” stated, however, that there was no such
thing as this adapter. To see if that was really so, I wanted to create
a quick scaffold by using “rails test”… only to be told that there’s
no such thing as a file named “rails”. Nor was “find” able to locate
Now, here I am, a tad frustrated because the documents regarding this
error speak of directories which do not exist on my system…