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dylan kane
dylan kane
2,772 Points

gems for ruby on rails

i am trying to install gems in cmd like the ruby install video says to, but i keep getting the response of "could not find a valid gem ..."

gems are bundler and sqlite, my version of ruby is 2.1.5p273 and it is x64

2 Answers

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,441 Points


Second response from Michael Day and comment by Lonnie Parker.

If you are using Windows, consider using a virtual machine (VMWare Player or VirtualBox) with Linux in the future, since Rails development under Windows is often problematic and there's less support on the Internet.

Allen Wang
Allen Wang
3,439 Points

I found this link which might be useful, it took me awhile to go through all the steps but I was able to finally get sqlite3 gem working: http://rubyonwindowsguides.github.io/book/ch02-04.html