Installing ROR/Webrick app on Windows 2000/2003 Server

Hi all,

I am currently not able to use search since it is disabled, so I will
ask my question and hope I am not repeating a past question.

I am looking into developing an app to run in Windows 2000/2003 Server
environment. To install ROR on a server to run an app on Webrick do I
need any extra steps beyond those needed to install on my development
laptop (XP prof) ?

The idea is to run the aplication in an office LAN. I assume the ROR
installations steps will be similar to my local installation. I plan to
use the ROR windows installer.

Thanks for your input

Tuka

Hi Tuka,

I had some problems getting Apache and fastcgi (my preferred
configuration) to work on a win2003 Server environment (after installing
ROR / Fastcgi on linux several times successfully). I tried it several
times with the xampp 1.5.3 package from apachefriends.org until mongrel
crossed my way.

At the beginning i used webrick; from my point of view mongrel seems
more performant.

I got happy with the following configuration steps:

  • installed Ruby with the Ruby 1.84 one-Click-installer (you have to use
    Version 1.8.4)

  • I had to set the environment variable for ruby manually ( type on
    command line ruby -v and you’ll see if it worked)

  • on the command line: gem install rails – include-dependencies

after that I installed mongrel

  • gem install mongrel

mongrel asked to install the win32-service - i agreed. after that I
started mongrel:

mongrel_rails start

It is also possible to let mongrel run as an win service; Before
installation take a look at the documentation

I also run it in an office LAN; mongrel is working well.

Good luck!

Thorsten

Tuka O. wrote:

Hi all,

I am currently not able to use search since it is disabled, so I will
ask my question and hope I am not repeating a past question.

I am looking into developing an app to run in Windows 2000/2003 Server
environment. To install ROR on a server to run an app on Webrick do I
need any extra steps beyond those needed to install on my development
laptop (XP prof) ?

The idea is to run the aplication in an office LAN. I assume the ROR
installations steps will be similar to my local installation. I plan to
use the ROR windows installer.

Thanks for your input

Tuka

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