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Dusan Maliarik

Painful installation from sources

Reported by Dusan Maliarik | February 17th, 2010 @ 12:17 PM

I just went on to install latest Rails from git, and to my big surprise, it was great PITA. After cloning the repo, I went on to run the test suite, and I was greeted by loads of missing dependencies, and no way to install them all by single command, which reminds me of... ice age?

So after installing everything by hand, really nice thing to do, I finally was able to run test suite. Hooray! It worked! So, let's install that beast - rake -T, hmm, no install task? Weird, okay, let's make some gems - rake gem. Cool I have my gems, oops. Where are they? Ah, each one in separate folder, so no single command like gem install -l pkg/*.gem

I hope you improve on this guys because if you are already at 3.ob , one would guess that such a basic issues should be resolved.

PS: gem install rails --prerelease, is installing 1.x gems

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • David Workman

    David Workman February 17th, 2010 @ 01:03 PM

    • Assigned user cleared.

    I think you missed some steps. Installing from source is as simple as (tested myself just now from latest git repo):

    • gem install bundler
    • bundle install
    • rake test
    • rake install

    The rake install task exists even though it doesn't appear in a rake -T

  • José Valim

    José Valim February 21st, 2010 @ 01:19 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “invalid”

    And just changed Rakefile, so install could appear in rake -T.

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