installing rails

Follow steps 1 to 7 specified in this post

Just leave the part of Sybase installation unless you are compelled to do that and have a licensed copy of sybase :wink:

Why not use instant rails:

The package comes with mysql database, all the drivers, rails, mongrel (web server) and Apache, if you want to run several rails apps form the one pc..

All you have to do is download and run the package.

It's perfect to get started with.