What would make a rails project directory not appear so to rails server?

Hello all,

I know this might in part be related to alchemy_cms, but it would be
helpful to know the root cause.

I recently forked the git repository for alchemy_cms and set it up on my
local development server. I ran “rails server” just to see what I might
see, and I got a bunch of dependency errors - expected I guess. I then
“bundle install”. Then, running “rails server”, I see:

"If you want to run any commands that need to be run in context

of the application, like rails server or rails console,

you should do it from application’s directory (typically test/dummy)."

Any idea why I might see this? I’m running rails 4.1 and ruby 2.1.1