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Shankar Narayan9,099 Points
Ruby Installation Error: "You don't have write permissions"
I have been trying to install ruby on rails for last 5 hours. Getting following error:
"You don't have write permissions" into the /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8 directory
In the process of fixing the issue installed git application, XCode, Command line tools, but no use.
I think the issue is with $PATH and system version of Ruby but not able to solve it!
Please help solve this problem.
Current installations include:
LM-SJN-00872139:~ shnarayan$ brew -v Homebrew 0.9.5
LM-SJN-00872139:~ shnarayan$ ruby -v ruby 1.8.7 (2012-02-08 patchlevel 358) [universal-darwin12.0]
LM-SJN-00872139:~ shnarayan$ gem -v 2.1.4
LM-SJN-00872139:~ shnarayan$ $PATH -sh: /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/opt/sm/bin:/opt/sm/pkg/active/bin:/opt/sm/pkg/active/sbin: No such file or directory
Error: LM-SJN-00872139:~ shnarayan$ rails -v Rails is not currently installed on this system. To get the latest version, simply type: $ sudo gem install rails You can then rerun your "rails" command.