Linux and Ruby on Rails

Hi.

Can anybody help me in my question. Which distributions of Linux
contain Ruby on Rails 2.0 or higher?

sorry don’t know
but where’s the problem with taking the distribution you like most and
then just install Ruby and Rails?
i think there are more important questions about a linux distribution
then the software it contains. Sooner or later you’ll have to update it
anyway, or install plugins and gems.

Art S. wrote:

Hi.

Can anybody help me in my question. Which distributions of Linux
contain Ruby on Rails 2.0 or higher?

I’m sure all the modern distros contain the latest version of Ruby in
their respective repositories, so pick your favorite and install Ruby
the usual way. Then, the best way to install Rails on Linux is to
follow the directions on rubyonrails.org/down , starting with the part
for installing RubyGems. I recommend not installing Rails through
your distro’s repositories, even if it’s there… this is especially
true with Ubuntu.


http://www.5valleys.com/

http://www.workingwithrails.com/person/8078

Art S. wrote:

Can anybody help me in my question. Which distributions of Linux
contain Ruby on Rails 2.0 or higher?

Closing what others have opened:

Rails updates more often than Linux distros, so you can’t just rely on
your
distro’s gems, if any. Part of learning Rails is learning to keep track
of its
versions, so you may as well start that now!


Phlip

Gentoo GNU/Linux always have the latests.

Art,
There is a political conflict betweent the Linux distros and Ruby’s
prefered way of using GEMS. Won’t happen.
Kathleen

Yeah, and on Gentoo you have to compile EVERYTHING you want to install.

Try out Ubuntu.

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 12:57 PM, rek2 [email protected] wrote:

On Mar 19, 8:05 am, Art S. [email protected] wrote:


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Ryan B. (Radar) wrote:

Yeah, and on Gentoo you have to compile EVERYTHING you want to install.

Try out Ubuntu.
thats the good thing of it, whats wrong with compiling vs compiling with
gem?
emerge app
gem -i app

No I didn’t mean that it used a ruby compiler. I mean that when you do
"emerge ", it downloads the source and then installs it. It’s
extremely annoying having to wait overnight for X to install, where
Ubuntu
already has this (and much more!) installed.

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 1:21 PM, Lionel B. <
[email protected]> wrote:

system. In case a gem is missing it’s so easy to wrap a gem in Portage


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Ryan B. (Radar) wrote:

Yeah, and on Gentoo you have to compile EVERYTHING you want to install.

I didn’t know that Gentoo had a Ruby compiler… Could you give us
pointers to the one Gentoo can use to compile Rails ? I missed it.

And btw, Gentoo indeed have most important gems and even supports
installing both Rails 1.2.6 and 2.0.2 at the same time, the same way you
would have them with rubygems but integrated in the package management
system. In case a gem is missing it’s so easy to wrap a gem in Portage
that you could do it drunk with an arm strapped to your back in a
minute.

Try out Ubuntu.

:slight_smile: I did… Nice for many things (and I sell solutions based both on
Ubuntu and Gentoo so I really use both distributions), but not for
Ruby work last time I checked (1 year ago).

Lionel

On Thu, 20 Mar 2008, Ryan B. (Radar) wrote:

Yeah, and on Gentoo you have to compile EVERYTHING you want to install.

Not that there’s anything wrong with it.

The default install is with binary packages but you get to build a few
things to complete. System updates involve rebuilds (which IMHO is a
good
thing - you get updates faster and no obscure linkage errors because you
rebuilt and relinked).

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