Ruby on Rails INSTANT INSTALLER for LINUX?

Hi All,

Sorry my ignorance, i am kind of new to the ROR Linux.
Do we have a ROR package on Linux similar to a InstantRails(Windows) ?

In the rubyforge, I haven’t seen any package like that for Linux.
Please help me in getting one working ruby on rails package for Linux.

Thanks,
Sapna.

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Sapna R.
[email protected] wrote:

Hi All,

Sorry my ignorance, i am kind of new to the ROR Linux.
Do we have a ROR package on Linux similar to a InstantRails(Windows) ?

In the rubyforge, I haven’t seen any package like that for Linux.
Please help me in getting one working ruby on rails package for Linux.
“Linux” is too wide. Distro?
Anyhow, you should do everything with the gem command, installed via
the rubygems package on any major linux distro (each with their own
package manager, of course).
You can install rubygems by hand too, and youĺl still get your
“instant” package.


Leonardo M…
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Leonardo M. wrote:

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Sapna R.
[email protected] wrote:

Hi All,

Sorry my ignorance, i am kind of new to the ROR Linux.
Do we have a ROR package on Linux similar to a InstantRails(Windows) ?

In the rubyforge, I haven’t seen any package like that for Linux.
Please help me in getting one working ruby on rails package for Linux.
“Linux” is too wide. Distro?
Anyhow, you should do everything with the gem command, installed via
the rubygems package on any major linux distro (each with their own
package manager, of course).
You can install rubygems by hand too, and youĺl still get your
“instant” package.


Leonardo M…
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Hi Leonardo,

Thanks for the reply!
I am talking about the Redhat5 Linux.
These gems are quite confusing. I had to really struggle a lot to get
all the possible gems, but unfortunately ended up with ruby 1.8.8 (as
stated in my other post :: PLS HELP : backgroundrb problme). ruby1.8.8
is not yet out, unknowingly I have installed that.
Now I have many issues with my setup, I am kind of encountering one or
the other dependency error…

But on Windows, life is more easier, we get everything in one single
package, no need to download the gems, ruby package separately.

Even now, I am googling out for the compatible ruby with my current
version of rails : 2.3.4.

I am still debating whether to downgrade my ruby version to 1.8.7,
meaning I have to re-install the suitable gems :frowning:

Any suggestions please??

Hi Leonardo,

Thanks for the reply!
I am talking about the Redhat5 Linux.
These gems are quite confusing.
What is confusing about gems? It’s pretty clear. If you have rubygems
installed correctly (which implies you have Ruby installed properly,
too), a simple:
gem install rails
Will give you all you need. Then, of course you’ll need to install the
right gems for your application, but that has nothing to do with
Ruby/Rails or Gem itself, that’s application dependent. Anyway, if you
properly specified the gems in your environment.rb, a simple rake
gems:install will do all the work for you.

I had to really struggle a lot to get
all the possible gems, but unfortunately ended up with ruby 1.8.8 (as
stated in my other post :: PLS HELP : backgroundrb problme). ruby1.8.8
is not yet out, unknowingly I have installed that.
Well, I don’t know about RedHat package versioning, I have installed
1.8.7 on Arch Linux, and I think it is the last of the 1.8.x, but you
should check that.

Now I have many issues with my setup, I am kind of encountering one or
the other dependency error…

But on Windows, life is more easier
Let me put a doubt mark on that. I REALLY don’t think that life on
Windows is much easier, you might know better Windows than Linux, so
life can be easier for you there. I could swear life is way easier on
Linux, after have worked on both platforms, but I don’t wanna turn
this on a Linux vs Windows flame :slight_smile:

, we get everything in one single
package, no need to download the gems, ruby package separately.
Anyway, you have to go to the download site, download the installer,
run it and do a few more clicks. I only have to do
(pacman -S| apt-get install | watherver…) rubygems && gem install
rails
from my console. :slight_smile:

Even now, I am googling out for the compatible ruby with my current
version of rails : 2.3.4.

I am still debating whether to downgrade my ruby version to 1.8.7,
meaning I have to re-install the suitable gems :frowning:
My suggestion is you downgrade ruby to a widely known stable version
like 1.8.7, and install rubygems from your package manager (RPM,
either from console or from any fancy GUI, I really don’t know RH, I
only tried it a few years ago)

After that, install rails via gem (which will install all it’s
dependencies)
Everything after these two steps, is application dependent.


Leonardo M…
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2009/10/15 Sapna R. [email protected]:

either from console or from any fancy GUI, I really don’t know RH, I

Can you please point to me one standard site where I can get the ruby
and compatible RAILS GEMS for linux? curently I am looking at
http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/getting-started/installation/linux

If I download 1.8.7 ruby version, can I still have rails 2.3.4???
Please reply…!!!

Yes, 1.8.7 is fine for 2.3.4.

This is the script I use to install RoR and mysql on Ubuntu. The
download path would need adjusting. If you want passenger as well
have a look at the hackido site mentioned below.

this derived from

http://www.hackido.com/2009/04/install-ruby-rails-on-ubuntu-904-jaunty.html

bits for building stuff

sudo apt-get install build-essential

mysql and rubyy

sudo apt-get install ruby ri rdoc mysql-server libmysql-ruby
ruby1.8-dev irb1.8 libdbd-mysql-perl libdbi-perl libmysql-ruby1.8
libmysqlclient15off libnet-daemon-perl libplrpc-perl
libreadline-ruby1.8 libruby1.8 mysql-client-5.0 mysql-common
mysql-server-5.0 rdoc1.8 ri1.8 ruby1.8 irb libopenssl-ruby
libopenssl-ruby1.8 libhtml-template-perl mysql-server-core-5.0
wget -N -P /home/colinl/downloads
http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/60718/rubygems-1.3.5.tgz
tar xvzf /home/colinl/downloads/rubygems-1.3.5.tgz
cd rubygems-1.3.5
sudo ruby setup.rb
cd …
rm -rf rubygems-1.3.5

make symlinks - not sure if this will always be necessary, must be

done if gem -v does not work
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/gem1.8 /usr/local/bin/gem
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/ruby1.8 /usr/local/bin/ruby
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/rdoc1.8 /usr/local/bin/rdoc
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/ri1.8 /usr/local/bin/ri
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/irb1.8 /usr/local/bin/irb

rails latest version, 2.3.2 and 2.3.3

sudo gem install rails --no-rdoc --no-ri
sudo gem install rails --version 2.3.2 --no-rdoc --no-ri
sudo gem install rails --version 2.3.3 --no-rdoc --no-ri

use sudo gem install to install others

Not quite as simple as InstantRails I admit, but not difficult. It
may not work for all of course.

Colin

Thanks a lot Colin.
Can I ask you one question, why do we need passenger?
Again sorry for my ignorance :frowning:

Even now, I am googling out for the compatible ruby with my current
version of rails : 2.3.4.

I am still debating whether to downgrade my ruby version to 1.8.7,
meaning I have to re-install the suitable gems :frowning:
My suggestion is you downgrade ruby to a widely known stable version
like 1.8.7, and install rubygems from your package manager (RPM,
either from console or from any fancy GUI, I really don’t know RH, I
only tried it a few years ago)

After that, install rails via gem (which will install all it’s
dependencies)
Everything after these two steps, is application dependent.


Leonardo M…
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Can you please point to me one standard site where I can get the ruby
and compatible RAILS GEMS for linux? curently I am looking at
http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/getting-started/installation/linux

If I download 1.8.7 ruby version, can I still have rails 2.3.4???
Please reply…!!!

Colin L. wrote:

2009/10/15 Sapna R. [email protected]:

Thanks a lot Colin.
Can I ask you one question, why do we need passenger?
Again sorry for my ignorance :frowning:

You probably don’t for development, I don’t. It is used for deploying
Rails apps to a production server. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phusion_Passenger.

Colin

oh ok.
By the way, I got the Enterprise edition of ruby 1.8.7 from
http://www.rubyenterpriseedition.com/download.html

And when I am running ./installer

got the following error :frowning: any clue?

cd ruby-enterprise-1.8.7-20090928

[ruby-enterprise-1.8.7-20090928]# ./installer
*** ERROR: Ruby is not installed ***
The Ruby Enterprise Edition installer is written in Ruby. This source
tarball bundles precompiled versions of Ruby for many platforms for the
purpose of running this installer, but unfortunately we did not include
a precompiled Ruby binary for the current platform. So please install
Ruby manually, then run this installer again.

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 6:11 PM, Sapna R.
[email protected] wrote:

Rails apps to a production server. See
got the following error :frowning: any clue?


cd ruby-enterprise-1.8.7-20090928

[ruby-enterprise-1.8.7-20090928]# ./installer
*** ERROR: Ruby is not installed ***
The Ruby Enterprise Edition installer is written in Ruby. This source
tarball bundles precompiled versions of Ruby for many platforms for the
purpose of running this installer, but unfortunately we did not include
a precompiled Ruby binary for the current platform. So please install
Ruby manually, then run this installer again.

The error is pretty clear there, you don’t have Ruby installed, and
the installer for REE is written in Ruby and bundles precompiled
versions of Ruby for many platforms but not for yours. You still need
to install Ruby for your platform manually.


Leonardo M…
There’s no place like ~

2009/10/15 Sapna R. [email protected]:

Thanks a lot Colin.
Can I ask you one question, why do we need passenger?
Again sorry for my ignorance :frowning:

You probably don’t for development, I don’t. It is used for deploying
Rails apps to a production server. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phusion_Passenger.

Colin

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 6:30 PM, Sapna R.
[email protected] wrote:

The Ruby Enterprise Edition installer is written in Ruby. This source

gem should I install?
 - EXECUTABLE DIRECTORY: /usr/local/bin
  - :backtrace => false
  - :bulk_threshold => 1000
 - REMOTE SOURCES:
  - http://gems.rubyforge.org/

OK, I think you’re unnecessarily complicating things with the Windows
to Linux migration. Forget about that, the only thing you need to
“migrate” is your application, which should be done only by moving the
files from one computer to the other.

Ruby should work out of the box in nearly every major Linux
distribution, such as RH.
Rubygems should be on RH package list for sure and should wor out of
the box like in any other distribution.
Start from scratch a clean installation, remove all you’ve installed so
far.

Install a ruby version from your package manager.
Install rubygems from your package manager.
Once you’ve done this, make sure you can run the gem command (you can
do: which gem, and this should return the path to the executable file)
When you’re sure you can run gem do, as root:
gem install rails

That should be enough to have Ruby On Rails installed on your system.
The rest is for a different discussion.

Cheers.


Leonardo M…
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So, you are telling me to copy the Framework on my widnows to Linux and
then do which gem and then install the respective gems on the Linux ? or
did I get it wrong?

Leonardo M. wrote:

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 6:11 PM, Sapna R.
[email protected] wrote:

Rails apps to a production server. �See
got the following error :frowning: any clue?


cd ruby-enterprise-1.8.7-20090928

[ruby-enterprise-1.8.7-20090928]# ./installer
*** ERROR: Ruby is not installed ***
The Ruby Enterprise Edition installer is written in Ruby. This source
tarball bundles precompiled versions of Ruby for many platforms for the
purpose of running this installer, but unfortunately we did not include
a precompiled Ruby binary for the current platform. So please install
Ruby manually, then run this installer again.

The error is pretty clear there, you don’t have Ruby installed, and
the installer for REE is written in Ruby and bundles precompiled
versions of Ruby for many platforms but not for yours. You still need
to install Ruby for your platform manually.


Leonardo M…
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Yup, there is no ruby; what i tgt was the bundle is gonna have
everything…
anyways, I am one more step down… meaning now installing ruby1.8.6;

Now I know the critical task for me is getting backgroundrb up and
runnning.
Can you please please please advice me on which version of backgroundrb
gem should I install?

This whole thing started as I want to migrate my ROR framework from
Windows to Linux.

My GEMS:
RubyGems Environment:

  • RUBYGEMS VERSION: 1.3.5
  • RUBY VERSION: 1.8.6 (2007-03-13 patchlevel 0) [x86_64-linux]
  • INSTALLATION DIRECTORY: /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
  • RUBY EXECUTABLE: /usr/local/bin/ruby
  • EXECUTABLE DIRECTORY: /usr/local/bin
  • RUBYGEMS PLATFORMS:
    • ruby
    • x86_64-linux
  • GEM PATHS:
    • /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
    • /root/.gem/ruby/1.8
  • GEM CONFIGURATION:
    • :update_sources => true
    • :verbose => true
    • :benchmark => false
    • :backtrace => false
    • :bulk_threshold => 1000
  • REMOTE SOURCES:

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 7:38 PM, Sapna R.
[email protected] wrote:

So, you are telling me to copy the Framework on my widnows to Linux and
then do which gem and then install the respective gems on the Linux ? or
did I get it wrong?
Please, read carefully what I wrote, I even detailed it on steps.

The rest is for a different discussion.
You have to pay attention to the answers, mailing lists and forums are
for helping, not for spoon feed. We can’t take your hand and make you
type on your keyboard.


Leonardo M…
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I don’t have trouble with rails or ruby; its just that I am stuck up at
the backgroundrb and was looking for some help.
Probably I should check with an expert on backgroundrb by posting a
different thread.
Anyways appreciate your help Leonardo, your responses were really
helpful and its very much clear now…!!

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