Downloading Rails w/o Gems

There was a great post on one of the ruby/RoR related newsgroups,
perhaps this one itself, probably by Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt, or by
someone else, about installing rails as separate gems, without the
gems package manager. The post detailed the purpose and sequence of
each gems file to be downloaded (activelist, activerecord etc.) and
the steps to perform after their download.

I am looking for that article because my office firewall seems to
prevent the gems package manager from running and downloading rails. I
get the following error.

C:\>gem install rails --remote
ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::RemoteFetcher::FetchError)
    Bad file descriptor - connect(2)(Errno::EBADF)

Can someone please point me to the said (or other relevant) article
that will solve my problem?

you can bypass the gem package management system and install rails via
svn if you want.

Read here for more info: http://dev.rubyonrails.org/

Adam

Thanks very much. I'd also like instructions to place the files in the
proper folders.

Water Cooler v2

Water Cooler v2 wrote:

Thanks very much. I'd also like instructions to place the files in the
proper folders.

I think the easiest way is to generate gems from the subversion checkout. In each subfolder (activerecord, actionpack, etc) you can run 'rake gem'. This will put a .gem file in the pkg directory. Which you can then install with the gem command.