One limitation I had: I would use lots of versions of ruby, so I needed: RVM. (Ruby Version Manager) which is not available for windows.
My config: Win 7 64 bit
In this case, you have two options:
- Use cygwin
- Install on Virtual Machine
Use Cygwin - did not work for me!
- Install RVM.
I started with this option. To install RVM, there is some great help here
- Install RubyGem. First download RubyGem, than run ruby setup.rb
- Install rails by typing: gem install rails. And I just got the following errors:
Building native extensions. This could take a while... 0 [main] ruby 1192 C:\cygwin\bin\ruby.exe: *** fatal error - unable to rem ap \\?\C:\cygwin\lib\ruby\1.8\i386-cygwin\etc.so to same address as parent: 0x1B 0000 != 0x210000 Stack trace: Frame Function Args 023F9BB8 6102796B (023F9BB8, 00000000, 00000000, 00000000) 023F9EA8 6102796B (6117EC60, 00008000, 00000000, 61180977) 023FAED8 61004F1B (611A7FAC, 61243684, 001A0000, 00210000) End of stack trace 1 [main] ruby 3856 fork: child 1188 - died waiting for dll loading, errno 11 0 [main] collect2 3220 fork: child -1 - died waiting for longjmp before in itialization, retry 10, exit code 0xC0000135, errno 11 ERROR: Error installing rails: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. /usr/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb checking for re.h... yes checking for ruby/st.h... no creating Makefile make gcc -I. -I/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/i386-cygwin -I/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/i386-cygwin -I. -DHA VE_RE_H -g -O3 -Wall -c parser.c gcc -shared -s -o parser.so parser.o -L. -L/usr/lib -L. -Wl,--enable-auto-image -base,--enable-auto-import,--export-all -lruby -ldl -lcrypt collect2: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable 0 [main] collect2 3220 fork: child -1 - died waiting for longjmp before in itialization, retry 10, exit code 0xC0000135, errno 11 make: *** [parser.so] Error 1And I never got over this issue. And I tried quite long enough. So if you are running the same config as I. Be aware you might end up like this...
Installing on Ubuntu 11 in VMWareThis should be just a piece of cake I thought.
- Ubuntu comes with Ruby already installed.
- Install RVM: sudo apt-get install ruby-rvm
- Install RubyGems: sudo apt-get install rubygems
- Install Railssudo gem install rails
- And Bundle: sudo gem install bundle
To install "nokogiri" I had to do:
sudo apt-get install libxslt-dev sudo gem install nokogiri
To install "rmagick":
sudo apt-get install libmagicwand-dev sudo gem install rmagick
Now I did run "bundle" on the application, which actually did finish. But with some warnings, and the application did not run. So I started with cleaning up the warnings:
Invalid gemspec in [/var/lib/gems/1.8/specifications/capybara-1.1.1.gemspec]: invalid date format in specification: "2011-09-04 00:00:00.000000000Z" Invalid gemspec in [/var/lib/gems/1.8/specifications/polyamorous-0.5.0.gemspec]: invalid date format in specification: "2011-09-03 00:00:00.000000000Z"Apparently quite common and apparently for everyone there is different solution. For me what worked was:
sudo gem install rubygems-update sudo update_rubygems
Another strange warning which I was getting:
ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::DocumentError) ERROR: RDoc documentation generator not installed: no such file to load -- json
gem install rdoc-data rdoc-data --install
After that I had to reinstall "bundle". And gem actually reinstalled all dependencies. But after that, it run!!
Also I needed to access to my application from our network. VMWare has two options for setting up network: NAT and Bridged. Bridged interface did not work with Ubuntu 11 (don't know why).
So when you are in NAT mode and you need to access to your VM, you will need to configure port forwarding.
Here is good way to set it up.
I get that Ruby is not Windows friendly, but on Ubuntu it was not much better, until I solved those strange warnings, nothing worked correctly - and that was clean install, I mean a clean machine! With ruby pre-installed. I was just adding RubyGem and Rails...it took me a half a day...