How to Install Ruby on rails in your system

Do following steps to setup rails environment in the local system

1) CSV : Git and Subversion
sudo aptitude install subversion
sudo apt-get install git-core

And you can also installed the suggested package
: git-doc git-arch git-cvs git-svn git-email
git-daemon-run git-gui gitk gitweb diff-doc

2) Database setup:
Mysql database: sudo aptitude install mysql-server mysql-client
sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-client postgresql-contrib
sudo apt-get install pgadmin3
sudo apt-get install libpq-dev

refer link

3) Development IDE : Netbeans
First download the latest version for Ruby on and install it with sh.
You need Java to run Netbeans
from command prompt type:
sudo sh ./ (path where your netbeans exists))

4) Now lets install Ruby on Rails:
in the Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal)
key in the following commands

#sudo su
#apt-get install build-essential
#apt-get install ruby rdoc libopenssl-ruby
#tar zxvf rubygems-1.3.7.tgz
#cd rubygems-1.3.7
#ruby setup.rb
#ln -s /usr/bin/gem1.8 /usr/local/bin/gem
#gem install rails -v 2.3.8

This should install rails 2.3.8 version.

Now we can install desired gems for the databases we use either postgres or mysql:

MySQL gem:
sudo gem install mysql

Postgres gem:
sudo gem install postgres-pr
sudo gem install postgres

Thats it this should be able help you install rails development environment.

Source: Railscarma


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