In act.ci.ly on 22/11/2011 at 17:53
Here it is then, just type every single one of the (commands!) below – change usernames etc where needed. You’ll have a complete Ruby on Rails (and NetBeans/Java!) development environment up and working in NO TIME, with everything, from MySQL to MySQL Workbench, and RubyMine to NetBeans, to Ruby, Rails, Imagemagick – with all necessary libraries for github, heroku, nodejs.
The following was presented to the University of Surrey in a lecture to Computing students, and is classified as a ‘Quick-n-Dirty’ guide, but with minor experience (why not setup a Virtual Machine using VirtualBox with Ubuntu 11.10 32bit and try it out???) you should be able to make it work easily.
In act.ci.ly on 01/11/2010 at 14:22
If you are here, you have probably tried to install Rails 3 with success and want to verify everything was done how it should have been, or had issues making everything work; especially since the newer Ubuntu version has introduced changes to some package names and processes.
Follow these steps on a clean installation of Ubuntu 10.10 to have everything up and working in no time. After the 6 Ubuntu steps (you can just run all the commands in bold and it should work straight away…) there is an even smaller guide for Mac OS X (***SNOW LEOPARD as this uses x86_64 mysql libraries – which normally do not allow you to install the mysql gem).
Oh, and of course, we’ll create a mini scaffold too, to introduce new users to terminal-prompt Ruby on Rails development and how easy it is to start your own Rails app.
Here are the steps (with the latest stable Ruby version as of the 1st of November 2010, alternative links for newer ones are provided):