Vlad Chvorun wrote:
I'm making this post, because I JUST downloaded a ruby executable from
ruby website. Then ran the command "gem install rails" to install rails.
The reason they know you don't have sqlite3 installed, which is what the
current version of rails uses by default, is from this message at the
top of the trace:
Thanks in advance.....
/!\ FAILSAFE /!\ Thu Apr 30 00:42:34 -0700 2009
Status: 500 Internal Server Error
no such file to load -- sqlite3 <-----*********
You can use another database if you want, like mysql, but then you need
to edit the file config/database.yml and change it to something like
No matter what database you have installed or will install, you also
have to install a gem that allows ruby to talk to your database.
By the way, my book, AWDWR(3rd), which was just published says windows
users should install InstantRails.
1) Create a folder with no spaces in the name for the installation
2) Go to the instant rails website and download the latest .zip file and
put it in your folder created in step 1.
3) Unzip the file if your system didn't do it automatically.
4) Navigate to InstantRails-2.0 directory and double click the
--click OK if there is a popup that asks to regenerate configuration
--firewall: safest course is to choose Keep Blocking
5) A small instant rails window should appear. Click the I button in
top left corner. From the menu select Rails Application, then Open Ruby
6) A command window should pop up pointing to the rails_apps directory.
--type the command ruby -v and hit enter
--type the command rails -v and hit enter
7) Always use an InstantRails window to enter commands in -- NOT a
regular Windows command window.
8) Update rubygems and rails:
C:\rails_apps> gem update --system
C:\rails_apps> gem update rails