paginate is deprecated ---- help needed!

Hi all,

when i went to run my test in ROR it gives a error as

DEPRECATION WARNING: paginate is deprecated and will be removed from
Rails 2.0 (Pagination is moving to a plugin in Rails 2.0: script/plugin
install svn:// See for details. (called from
public_search at

the resone for the DEPRECATION is mention as this method is slower in
the searching. bt i could not feel such a thing.

so guys can u pls tell me a method or a new way to over come this
poblem. bz when i search for a solution for the DEPRECATION problem no
one has given a proper solution for this one.

so pla nay one can help me on this.


Take look at:


Myself and a friend use RoR to run a small site that makes a lot of use
of pagination. We've got a fairly standard internet hosting package,
which does <i>not</i> include terminal access to the server.

As I understand it, we won't be able to install any plugins.

So we need to either convince our ISP to do the plugin install or write
our own pagination methods?

I can understand depreciating a method, but removing it and hence not
offering backwards compatability seems unneccesary.


If you can upload files you can install plugins. Plugins are just
installed to the vendor/plugins/ directory in your Rails application
folder (ie., they are not system wide).

If you have to, check the plugin out from SVN then FTP it to the right folder.


Hi Jeremy,

Thanks, will give that a go.