Hi all! I'm not a Linux nOOb, but i'm not an expert either. I'd love to start developing in RoR, but i'm struggling to set it up on my hosing environment. I have SSH access to a bare CentOS Virtual Private Machine at my hosting provider. With bare i mean no Apache, no MySQl, no compilers, very little libraries, etc. The perfect environment to start with, but also the most work to make it working. I've been installing things like glibc, glibc-common, etc. to make cpp and gcc to work. Once this was working i managed to install Ruby and RubyGems, then Rails. Then i installed MySQL and tried to install Apache. Now i needed mod_fastcgi and somehow link Ruby to Apache. Some software i can install with RPM's, some i have to compile. The problem i'm having is that i'm struggling with dependencies, versions, etc and i have no clue of what i'm doing and if what i'm doing i'm doing right. I've read a zillion of Wikis and blogs, but really nobody actually installs Ruby on a CentOS-based VPS... Is there someone here that can help me getting things up and running? I really want to get my fingers dirty. On RoR, that is. Not on all this Linux stuff. On my Mac RoR took 10 minutes to install... Thanks in advance, Ton.
on 2007-02-22 10:22