Forum: Ruby on Rails Is it possible to run Ruby and Rails off of local folder without installing them first on Mac OS X?

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0c9e156fbb68ab8c332ae09f4dc2d773?d=identicon&s=25 JL (Guest)
on 2013-07-28 12:39
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Is it possible to run Ruby and Rails on Mac OS X off of a local folder
(without local or system install using RVM, Homebrew, etc.)

Similar to the way one can copy/paste Java installation directory and
run off of it with no dependencies, I'd like to do the same with

The goal is to be able to connect a USB drive to someone's Mac OS X,
terminal, and demo an application (execute "rails server" from the
USB drive) without having to install/compile anything.

Bdf1f2ad97e7b9c9db1fa70e3cef48bf?d=identicon&s=25 bacrossland (Guest)
on 2013-07-29 17:44
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On Saturday, July 27, 2013 1:51:30 PM UTC-5, JL wrote:

> Possible?

Yes it is possible. It will take some work though since you don't know
environment you will be plugging that USB drive into. I would suggest
starting with this thread from Stack Overflow.
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