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Ruby Installing a Ruby on Rails Development Environment in Windows

This isn't working for me can someone give me updated instructions

This video is a little out of date. The first thing is that 2.1.6 is not available anymore it's now 2.1.8 but I tried that first and I had problems with 2.1.8 and cmder gave me a message saying 2.2 required so I started the video all over but when I got to the rails install it failed again and said to install the devkit which I had already done so I'm wondering if I installe d it in the wrong place but I think I followed the video exactly. I also had problems with mysql. I double clicked mysql.exe after extracting. A window would open and then quickly disappear. I never saw the special setup screen which I saw in the video.

3 Answers

Todd MacIntyre
Todd MacIntyre
12,248 Points

i would highly recommend using the virtual machine setup tutorial. This will eliminate most machine specific errors. I was having many errors running a ruby environment on my windows pc, and they all all been eliminated through the use of a vm. Good luck!

How do I find that

Todd MacIntyre
Todd MacIntyre
12,248 Points

I believe it's in the rails track. Jason walks us through installing on mac, pc, and by using a vm. Could have also been a workshop vid. Dig around a bit and you should find it. Hope it works for you!

thanks