Can't install Ruby on Rails

I’ve been trying to install ruby on rails for the past 4 days. No tutorial has helped. I even decided to switch from Windows to Ubuntu (both 12 and 14) to see if that would help.
Still can’t get it installed.

I am going to try to switch to Mac, but I have a bad feeling about it too. It is pretty demoralizing when you try to do this for 4 days straight. I have had very little sleep because
I really wanted to get started.

I asked for help on Reddit. I got several responses but those didn’t work either. I searched for help on youtube. That didn’t help at all.

I just signed up for a Rails forum. I am starting to think that it might not be possible to install anymore in 2014. Is Ruby on Rails still a thing??

I help beginners get started with rails on a regular basis. I'd say step 1 would be to take a break and have some sleep - tiredness and frustration lead to more mistakes. Then come back here with what isn't working. There's no constructive answer to your problem at the moment other than "yes it does work" or point you at another tutorial.

Fred

RoR is going strong.
It should be no great problem to install, though it can be confusing
if you don't get it right. I recommend using a ruby manger, I use RVM
though I believe others prefer rbenv. If you want to try with rvm
then in a terminal first install curl
sudo apt-get install curl
then
\curl -k -sSL https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --rails

That should install all the necessary dependencies, rvm, ruby and rails.

Note that when using rvm never use sudo for installing gems or running
bundle or anything similar.
Have a look at http://rvm.io for more information of using rvm.

Colin

I should have said that is for Ubuntu (I am just checking it on 14.04
to make sure it still works, looking good so far). Don't know about
Mac, though many Rails developers use them, Windows is generally not
recommended for Rails.

Colin

I've been trying to install ruby on rails for the past 4 days. No tutorial
has helped. I even decided to switch from Windows to Ubuntu (both 12 and 14)
to see if that would help.
Still can't get it installed.

I am going to try to switch to Mac, but I have a bad feeling about it too.
It is pretty demoralizing when you try to do this for 4 days straight. I
have had very little sleep because
I really wanted to get started.

I asked for help on Reddit. I got several responses but those didn't work
either. I searched for help on youtube. That didn't help at all.

I just signed up for a Rails forum. I am starting to think that it might not
be possible to install anymore in 2014. Is Ruby on Rails still a thing??

RoR is going strong.
It should be no great problem to install, though it can be confusing
if you don't get it right. I recommend using a ruby manger, I use RVM
though I believe others prefer rbenv. If you want to try with rvm
then in a terminal first install curl
sudo apt-get install curl
then
\curl -k -sSL https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --rails

I should have said that is for Ubuntu (I am just checking it on 14.04
to make sure it still works, looking good so far). Don't know about
Mac, though many Rails developers use them, Windows is generally not
recommended for Rails.

One more thing, after the install above edit the file .bashrc, which
you can do by running
gedit ~/.bashrc
and add a line on the end containing

[[ -s "$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm" ]] && source "$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm"

then close any open terminal windows, re-open and you should be good to go.

Colin

I know how frustrating this part can be. I've been helping out with
some Railsbridge workshops, and the tutorial they have for the
"Installfest" seems pretty solid amongst people with no experience
installing or writing software.

http://docs.railsbridge.org/installfest/