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Rails installer for mac 10.9.4 doesnt work

The Ruby on Rails app course says to go to railsinstaller.org and I downloaded the mac version but its my mac firmware is too new and the program wont install...

2 Answers

Michael Hulet
Michael Hulet
47,912 Points

You should just be able to go to your Terminal and type gem install rails

The Rails Installer doesn't work on OS X Mavericks, as the website should say.

This is the video that will help you install Ruby and RoR for Mac: http://teamtreehouse.com/library/installing-a-ruby-development-environment/installing-a-ruby-development-environment/installing-ruby-on-mac

After that, your terminal may tell you have an old version of Ruby installed, in which case you restart the Terminal, and if that doesn't work, look into something like Ruby Version Manager: http://rvm.io/