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Ruby Installing a Ruby Development Environment Installing a Ruby Development Environment Installing Ruby on Windows

marcus shipman
marcus shipman
8,686 Points

Installing ruby on windows is not working

I have follow the process of installing ruby onto my windows 10 laptop. I got all the way to the commander process and went to install the gems and in the promp, it says "gems" are not recognized as a internal or external command. I reinstalled everything twice and it still does not work. I look up the help command in the cmd and cmder and still is not able to correct the problem. Went through all the websites posted on the course and look up some, still the same problem. How can I continue , if I can not get past this point. Any insight ???????

Matthew Goodman
Matthew Goodman
12,786 Points

did you sort your problem out? I am on windows 7 yeah old I know but it works.

1 Answer

I'm afraid there isn't enough information there to provide a good answer but, to be honest, even if there was, I don't think I'd be much use! I always recommend using Linux rather than Windows, if you're planning to do anything more than plain Ruby; it's ok if you just want to play around with irb, but more than that I would recommend turning your laptop into a dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu machine, or using Nitrous. Using Nitrous is the faster option; turning your laptop into a pure Ubuntu machine or a dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu is harder and takes longer (but it's awesome - my laptop is dual-boot :-) )

If you go down one of those routes, bear in mind you are entering the 'here be dragons' land of DEV-ENVIRONMENT-LAND. It won't be easy. It's not supposed to be. Just setting up your machine, whether it's on Linux or a Nitrous virtual machine will be incredibly confusing. Just remember - it's supposed to be and there are no easy routes. Stick at it and it does get easier. Eventually..