I'm having the exact same problem as described above but unlike
Korky, I don't have 15 years of experience in web development, so
here are some newbie contingencies:
Would I do best in uninstalling InstantRails altogether and
downloading Ruby 1.9.2-p0 and RubyGems-1.3.7 as suggested on
and still be able to follow above mentioned tutorial without
When I extract rubygems-1.3.7, it seems to end up in a hidden
folder wherever extracted. Should I move this folder elsewhere?
What on earth does run setup.rb mean? Should I type a command in
Ruby? Should I choose a program to open it with since it doesn't
have an automatically assigned program? Should I drag and drop it
into Google Chrome?
I understand that the above sound very elementary but that's
where I am at.
Thanks a bunch!
Luis Lavena on 29 Nov, 2010 12:39 PM
RubyOnRails instructions do not mention, but Ruby 1.9.2
already includes RubyGems, so you don't need to install
I don't follow because I don't know where and how you extracted
ruby setup.rb, RubyOnRails assumes you have certain
knowledge of Ruby and the command line.
I would recommend you read one of the Ruby and Rails
installation tutorials from here:
I think I've managed to get Ruby192 running with gems. I also
think that I have been able to install Rails but the interface is
still the same and I don't know if there is a way to check it - how
can I do that? The reason why I am keen on using InstantRails
(though, if Ruby192 with gems and Rails work just as fine, I would
have nothing against using that) is to be able to redo the
digg.com-project in the book Simply Rails 2, which uses
The author expresses that "The Ruby console must be used" and
".. a regular DOS console" does not work for the purpose. But as
far as I'm concerned, as long as I run Command Start Prompt with
Ruby, it would be the sameas using the Ruby Console Window,