<<help with installing rails with ruby gems>>

ok so i am running virtual machine with virtual rails on my laptop...OS is Linux Mint....I have followed the steps in the tutorial and this is what I've done so far:

sudo apt-get install ruby ruby1.8-dev irb sudo apt-get install sqlite3

next I attempted to install rails by typing in the following: wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/5...0.8.11.tgz

the following message is what i got:

wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/5...0.8.11.tgz --2010-08-13 04:59:59-- http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/5...0.8.11.tgz Resolving rubyforge.org... Connecting to rubyforge.org||:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 0 [text/html] Saving to: `5...0.8.11.tgz'

next I attempted to unpack the ruby gems by typing the following: tar -zxvf rubygems-0.8.11.tgz

this is where Im stuck..I got the following message and dont know what to do...keep in mind I am a novice at this and dont know anything about ROR... I am learning on my own

tar -zxvf rubygems-0.8.11.tgz tar: rubygems-0.8.11.tgz: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now tar: Child returned status 2 tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

Hi Rich,

there is several things to say about your question :

1) if, like I think, your running VirtualRails, you DON'T have to install Ruby, SQLite, RubyGems and Rails : they ARE ALREADY INSTALLED that is all the interest of using VirtualRails : all is there, you just have to start développing Rails Apps. Find in your turorial the part that say "créate en new rails application" with the "rails my_application_name" command :slight_smile:

2) For your particular tar problem, the error message is explicit : "No such file or directory" The name you gave to the tar command doesn't correspond to a file. It must be the same name that the one you gave to the wget command. in you message you say you have donne this : wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/5...0.8.11.tgz (here the filename is "5...0.8.11.tgz"...by the way, what is this file, "5...0.0.11.tgz" ?) tar -zxvf rubygems-0.8.11.tgz (here the filename is "rubygems-0.8.11.tgz")

keep trying :slight_smile: