any help with installing gitorious?

Hi all,
My boss is trying to set up gitorious on an ubuntu machine and is
going nuts. He's tried the newest ubuntu and an older version
(because he hates the new desktop :))
From what he's telling me it sounds like the problems are
environmental: where ruby is installed - stuff like that. as a
result
the scripts he's gotten to install it aren't working etc.
my question: have any of you set up gitorious before? if so, any
pointers or tips? I haven't personally had a chance yet to dig into
this and am planning on doing so after i get this bug fixed that i'm
working on (unrelated and unfortunately in C#)...
thanks in advance for the help.
Max