Instant Rails : Installation


#1

Hi Guys.

I Downloaded and tried to unzip the Instant Rails .zip installation
file (InstantRails-1.6-win.zip) but I’m receiving the following error
message for several files:

“The filename or extension is too long”

Could you guys please advice. Thanks in advance!

FrankLo


#2

FrankLo wrote:

Hi Guys.

I Downloaded and tried to unzip the Instant Rails .zip installation
file (InstantRails-1.6-win.zip) but I’m receiving the following error
message for several files:

“The filename or extension is too long”

Could you guys please advice. Thanks in advance!

Try unpacking it at the root of C:.

The archive is packed with an extra root directory at the top for some
reason.
I.e. the path is “InstantRails-1.6-win” => “InstantRails” =>
.

If you extract the archive into it’s own directory first you add one
more
level, e.g.:

=> “InstantRails-1.6-win” => “InstantRails” => …

When I try to extract it to my Desktop folder with the extra folder
WinZip 9.0
will give up near the end. I tried WinRAR and the Windows XP built-in
extractor but they just hang trying to deal with that archive. If I
extract it
to my Desktop without the extra directory it works or if I extract it to
C:
even with the extra directory it works.


Michael W.


#3

On 3/11/07, FrankLo removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hi Guys.

I Downloaded and tried to unzip the Instant Rails .zip installation
file (InstantRails-1.6-win.zip) but I’m receiving the following error
message for several files:

“The filename or extension is too long”

Could you guys please advice. Thanks in advance!

I have two thoughts… First, make sure the path under which you are
unzipping does not contain any space characters (like “Program
Files”), and second, maybe your base path + the IR internal paths end
up exceeding 255 chars, so try unzipping it in the root of one of your
drives.

If neither of those helps, what software are you using to unzip it? I
can successfully unzip it with both 7-Zip (open source) and WinZip
(commercial).

Curt


#4

On 3/12/07, Michael W. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Could you guys please advice. Thanks in advance!

When I try to extract it to my Desktop folder with the extra folder WinZip 9.0
will give up near the end. I tried WinRAR and the Windows XP built-in
extractor but they just hang trying to deal with that archive. If I extract it
to my Desktop without the extra directory it works or if I extract it to C:
even with the extra directory it works.

If if you successfully unpacked to the desktop, you couldn’t run
Instant Rails there because the desktop folder contains spaces in its
path.

Curt


#5

I tried unpacking it at the root of C: and worked fine.
Thanks!
FrankLo