Newbe Install Question, rails install w/o internet

It may seem stupid to consider ruby on rails without an internet
connection and gem seems to require one, but it is common to run web
services for test using only the loopback address. I have
two linux installs with ruby 1.8 in them. I sneaker-netted the
tarballs for rails and rubygems and want to install rails without
having to go to the internet. Can it be done?

It seems a mystery that I can get rails src and not create rails
without depending on gem to go out to the ROR web site. This
dependency violates the idea of open source, IMHO. Please tell me,
though, if I have a workaround. Is there some option to gem to look at
the rails source dir or the tarball as a package and then to make
rails from that, all local to my laptop without going to the internet?
I just got the tarballs this week, so they should be the latest.

Bruce

On 23 Apr 2008, at 21:40, Bruce wrote:

It may seem stupid to consider ruby on rails without an internet
connection and gem seems to require one, but it is common to run web
services for test using only the loopback address. I have
two linux installs with ruby 1.8 in them. I sneaker-netted the
tarballs for rails and rubygems and want to install rails without
having to go to the internet. Can it be done?
You could have just downloaded the gems themselves. The rake tasks
that are part of rails can also make the gems from the source.

It seems a mystery that I can get rails src and not create rails
without depending on gem to go out to the ROR web site. This
dependency violates the idea of open source, IMHO. Please tell me,
though, if I have a workaround. Is there some option to gem to look at
the rails source dir or the tarball as a package and then to make
rails from that, all local to my laptop without going to the internet?
I just got the tarballs this week, so they should be the latest.

That probably means you’ve got edge rails, which isn’t ideal if you’re
just starting.

Fred

Thanks, Fred

I will look for different distros that I can use directly in stand
alone.

Bruce

On Apr 23, 12:54 pm, Frederick C. [email protected]

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