"rake db:create:all" on dreamhost doesn't create databases

I'm tryng to create a small Rails 2.02 app using my dreamhost account
and not getting very far.

When running these commands:

rails --d=mysql appname
cd appname
rake db:create:all

I then get a message:
Warning: require_gem is obsolete. Use gem instead.
(in /home/.nivie/accountname/mysite.com/appname)
"This task only creates local databases. appname_development is on a
remote host."
"This task only creates local databases. appname_production is on a
remote host."
"This task only creates local databases. appname_test is on a remote
host."

Is there another way I should be creating the databases that will allow
me to get some tables and basic scaffolding in place?

Thanks,
DAN