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C436069d6ad40b521ee8e3a51045d78a?d=identicon&s=25 Gregg (Guest)
on 2007-04-06 21:30
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I've found various online instructions for installing Rails on Ubuntu
but none of them are perfect.  First things first, I already have Ruby
1.8.4 installed.  The executable was named ruby1.8 so I alias'd it to
ruby so gem would work.  I installed rubygems-0.9.2 successfully and
all the other libraries like rdoc, irb, etc.

Here is what I get when I try and install Rails:

gdboling@gdboling-laptop:~/Desktop/rubygems-0.9.2$ gem install rails --
Bulk updating Gem source index for:
ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Gem::GemNotFoundException)
    Could not find rails (> 0) in any repository

Any help is appreciated.

C436069d6ad40b521ee8e3a51045d78a?d=identicon&s=25 Gregg (Guest)
on 2007-04-06 21:36
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Aafa8848c4b764f080b1b31a51eab73d?d=identicon&s=25 Phlip (Guest)
on 2007-04-06 22:04
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> Found the solution:

Debian's broken support for Ruby is a FAQ on this newsgroup. Here's
one Ubuntoid answer:


Actually, installing the Rails "stack" (incl. MySql, Apache, Mongrel,
Subversion) on Ubuntu is a no-brainer, thanks to deprec.

There's a free screencast that shows the whole process in one go:

, and it's documented elsewhere :



Please post here about any further battles. I once installed Rails on
a Kubuntu, got it working, tried to install it on another Kubuntu
(from the same distro CD!), and never got it working. Finally I threw
in CentOS, which is a stealth RedHat.

  Phlip  <-- NOT a blog!!
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