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  Rolling with Ruby on Rails
Subject:   installation issues
Date:   2005-03-22 18:52:35
From:   curth
Response to: installation issues

A new version of Rails was released today, and it appears that it has a problem installing on Windows. I was able to reproduce it, and I also found a workaround.


The workaround is to explicitly install the old version of Rails. You'd first have to uninstall each of Rails components that got installed before it blew up, but I think it would be easier just to start over and uninstall Ruby (either from the start menu entry or from add-remove programs).


Then reinstall Ruby and use this command to install Rails:


gem install rails -v 0.10.1


That worked for me. I will report this problem to the Rails team.

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  • installation issues
    2005-03-23 10:06:42  sudaca [View]

    Thank you very much Curth. I was having the same problems and was going nuts trying to find any info on this.
    • mkdir not automatic?
      2005-03-28 06:28:01  Teiman [View]

      w:\>rails cookbook
      create
      Invalid argument - *

      w:\>dir

      Volume in drive W is PE Serial number is C531:B78D
      Directory of W:\*

      28/03/05 16:03 <DIR> .
      28/03/05 16:03 <DIR> ..
      0 bytes in 0 files and 2 dirs
      5.674.467.328 bytes free

      w:\>mkdir test

      w:\>rails test
      exists
      create app/apis
      create app/controllers
      create app/helpers
      create app/models
      ...

      Humm???... looks like the new version fail to create the start dir on windows.