Problem installing latest ROR from scratch


#1

I just tried to setup ROR from scratch. I followed the instructions on
http://rubyonrails.org/download which is aptly titled to “Get Ruby On
Rails in no time”. However, I faced a couple of roadblocks along the
way to a successful installation.

To make a long story short: I had to manually find and install the
following dll’s:

zlib.dll
iconv.dll
libssl32.dll/ssleay.dll/libeay32.dll

After copying those files to the ruby\bin directory I was finally able
to create my first ROR app.

My system is WinXP 32bit/SP3.

Am I missing something, or is it just me having those issues?


#2

Just in case you don’t get any replies, try it out on a Linux virtual
machine (maybe virtualbox.org). Most of the howtos you find online are
OSX or Linux related and I’ve just found it easier to use Rails on
that platform.

Ramon T.


#3

Those instructions you linked to aren’t platform specific. To install
Rails on Windows, try the steps outlined in the first section of this
article:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/27/ultimate-beginners-guide-to-ruby-on-rails/