Recommended install method on OSX?

So what is the recommended Rails install method on OSX?

http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/HowtoInstallOnOSXTiger seems
surprisingly convoluted (and maybe even out of date?), given that it
usually seems like most Rails developers are on Macs. (Disclaimer: I
myself develop on Ubuntu, where the install was trivial, but I need to
assist another developer in setting up a dev environment on OSX.)

The Apple page [1] pointed to by the rails wiki suggests Locomotive [2],
which doesn’t exist anymore at that web site. Or perhaps [3], which is
pointed to by the Apple page as well? But that page is from 2005, and
has you compiling almost everything from source…

How about the Bitnami ruby stack [4] ? The instructions /seem/
straightforward… but…

Help? Thanks…

dwh

[1] http://developer.apple.com/tools/rubyonrails.html
[2] http://locomotive.raaum.org/
[3]
http://hivelogic.com/articles/2005/12/ruby_rails_lighttpd_mysql_tiger
[4] http://bitnami.org/stack/rubystack

On Jul 16, 2008, at 9:28 PM, Denis H. wrote:

[2], which doesn’t exist anymore at that web site. Or perhaps [3],

[1] http://developer.apple.com/tools/rubyonrails.html
[2] http://locomotive.raaum.org/
[3] http://hivelogic.com/articles/2005/12/ruby_rails_lighttpd_mysql_tiger
[4] http://bitnami.org/stack/rubystack

Are you finding something missing?

On Mac OS X Leopard, you start with Ruby 1.8.6 and Rails 1.2.3 (and
rubygems 0.9.4) [1,2] (You could install the OS X 10.5.4 update, too)

From there, it should be as easy as (from the top of my head):

sudo gem update --system # to get many improvements to rubygems
sudo gem install rails

and start coding!

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
[email protected]

[1] http://www.apple.com/opensource/
[2] http://www.apple.com/macosx/techspecs/
(under What’s in the Box? / Development)

Denis,

Hivelogic was the right location, but you had the wrong articles.

Rails stack installation on Mac OSX Leopard :
http://hivelogic.com/articles/2008/02/ruby-rails-leopard

RMagick installation :
http://hivelogic.com/articles/2006/06/rmagick_os_x

Alain

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