Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Ruby 1.9.2 Rails 3, A Clean Install on Windows XP

Down loaded rubyinstaller-1.9.2-p0.exe from and installed it. (this will remove any previously installed gems)

C:>gem list --local

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

minitest (1.6.0)
rake (0.8.7)
rdoc (2.5.8)

Install RubyGems (

C:\>gem update --system
Updating RubyGems
Nothing to update

C:\>gem install rubygems-update
Successfully installed rubygems-update-1.3.7
1 gem installed
Installing ri documentation for rubygems-update-1.3.7...
Installing RDoc documentation for rubygems-update-1.3.7...

C:\>gem list --local

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

minitest (1.6.0)
rake (0.8.7)
rdoc (2.5.8)
rubygems-update (1.3.7)

Next install rails.

C:\>gem install rails
Successfully installed activesupport-3.0.0
Successfully installed builder-2.1.2
Successfully installed i18n-0.4.1
Successfully installed activemodel-3.0.0
Successfully installed rack-1.2.1
Successfully installed rack-test-0.5.4
Successfully installed rack-mount-0.6.13
Successfully installed tzinfo-0.3.23
Successfully installed abstract-1.0.0
Successfully installed erubis-2.6.6
Successfully installed actionpack-3.0.0
Successfully installed arel-1.0.1
Successfully installed activerecord-3.0.0
Successfully installed activeresource-3.0.0
Successfully installed mime-types-1.16
Successfully installed polyglot-0.3.1
Successfully installed treetop-1.4.8
Successfully installed mail-2.2.5
Successfully installed actionmailer-3.0.0
Successfully installed thor-0.14.0
Successfully installed railties-3.0.0
Successfully installed bundler-1.0.0
Successfully installed rails-3.0.0
23 gems installed
Installing ri documentation for activesupport-3.0.0...
Installing ri documentation for builder-2.1.2...
Installing ri documentation for i18n-0.4.1...
Installing ri documentation for activemodel-3.0.0...
Installing ri documentation for rack-1.2.1...
Installing ri documentation for rack-test-0.5.4...
Installing ri documentation for rack-mount-0.6.13...
Installing ri documentation for tzinfo-0.3.23...
Installing ri documentation for abstract-1.0.0...
Installing ri documentation for erubis-2.6.6...
Installing ri documentation for actionpack-3.0.0...
Installing ri documentation for arel-1.0.1...
Installing ri documentation for activerecord-3.0.0...
Installing ri documentation for activeresource-3.0.0...
Installing ri documentation for mime-types-1.16...
Installing ri documentation for polyglot-0.3.1...
Installing ri documentation for treetop-1.4.8...
Installing ri documentation for mail-2.2.5...
Installing ri documentation for actionmailer-3.0.0...
Installing ri documentation for thor-0.14.0...
Installing ri documentation for railties-3.0.0...
Installing ri documentation for bundler-1.0.0...
Installing ri documentation for rails-3.0.0...
Installing RDoc documentation for activesupport-3.0.0...
Installing RDoc documentation for builder-2.1.2...
Installing RDoc documentation for i18n-0.4.1...
Installing RDoc documentation for activemodel-3.0.0...
Installing RDoc documentation for rack-1.2.1...
Installing RDoc documentation for rack-test-0.5.4...
Installing RDoc documentation for rack-mount-0.6.13...
Installing RDoc documentation for tzinfo-0.3.23...
Installing RDoc documentation for abstract-1.0.0...
Installing RDoc documentation for erubis-2.6.6...
Installing RDoc documentation for actionpack-3.0.0...
Installing RDoc documentation for arel-1.0.1...
Installing RDoc documentation for activerecord-3.0.0...
Installing RDoc documentation for activeresource-3.0.0...
Installing RDoc documentation for mime-types-1.16...
Installing RDoc documentation for polyglot-0.3.1...
Installing RDoc documentation for treetop-1.4.8...
Installing RDoc documentation for mail-2.2.5...
Installing RDoc documentation for actionmailer-3.0.0...
Installing RDoc documentation for thor-0.14.0...
Installing RDoc documentation for railties-3.0.0...
Installing RDoc documentation for bundler-1.0.0...
Installing RDoc documentation for rails-3.0.0...

Let's see what's installed.

C:\>gem list --local

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

abstract (1.0.0)
actionmailer (3.0.0)
actionpack (3.0.0)
activemodel (3.0.0)
activerecord (3.0.0)
activeresource (3.0.0)
activesupport (3.0.0)
arel (1.0.1)
builder (2.1.2)
bundler (1.0.0)
erubis (2.6.6)
i18n (0.4.1)
mail (2.2.5)
mime-types (1.16)
minitest (1.6.0)
polyglot (0.3.1)
rack (1.2.1)
rack-mount (0.6.13)
rack-test (0.5.4)
rails (3.0.0)
railties (3.0.0)
rake (0.8.7)
rdoc (2.5.8)
rubygems-update (1.3.7)
thor (0.14.0)
treetop (1.4.8)
tzinfo (0.3.23)

Let's create a new app to see if it works.

C:\>rails new testapp
create README
create Rakefile
create .gitignore
create Gemfile
create app
create app/controllers/application_controller.rb
create app/helpers/application_helper.rb
create app/views/layouts/application.html.erb
create app/mailers
create app/models
create config
create config/routes.rb
create config/application.rb
create config/environment.rb
create config/environments
create config/environments/development.rb
create config/environments/production.rb
create config/environments/test.rb
create config/initializers
create config/initializers/backtrace_silencers.rb
create config/initializers/inflections.rb
create config/initializers/mime_types.rb
create config/initializers/secret_token.rb
create config/initializers/session_store.rb
create config/locales
create config/locales/en.yml
create config/boot.rb
create config/database.yml
create db
create db/seeds.rb
create doc
create doc/README_FOR_APP
create lib
create lib/tasks
create lib/tasks/.gitkeep
create log
create log/server.log
create log/production.log
create log/development.log
create log/test.log
create public
create public/404.html
create public/422.html
create public/500.html
create public/favicon.ico
create public/index.html
create public/robots.txt
create public/images
create public/images/rails.png
create public/stylesheets
create public/stylesheets/.gitkeep
create public/javascripts
create public/javascripts/application.js
create public/javascripts/controls.js
create public/javascripts/dragdrop.js
create public/javascripts/effects.js
create public/javascripts/prototype.js
create public/javascripts/rails.js
create script
create script/rails
create test
create test/performance/browsing_test.rb
create test/test_helper.rb
create test/fixtures
create test/functional
create test/integration
create test/unit
create tmp
create tmp/sessions
create tmp/sockets
create tmp/cache
create tmp/pids
create vendor/plugins
create vendor/plugins/.gitkeep

Smashing! Let's change directories and start the server.

C:\>cd testapp

C:\testapp>rails s
Could not find gem 'sqlite3-ruby (>= 0, runtime)' in any of the gem sources.
Try running `bundle install`.

Forgot to run the bundler.

C:\testapp>bundle install
Fetching source index for
Using rake (0.8.7)
Using abstract (1.0.0)
Using activesupport (3.0.0)
Using builder (2.1.2)
Using i18n (0.4.1)
Using activemodel (3.0.0)
Using erubis (2.6.6)
Using rack (1.2.1)
Using rack-mount (0.6.13)
Using rack-test (0.5.4)
Using tzinfo (0.3.23)
Using actionpack (3.0.0)
Using mime-types (1.16)
Using polyglot (0.3.1)
Using treetop (1.4.8)
Using mail (2.2.5)
Using actionmailer (3.0.0)
Using arel (1.0.1)
Using activerecord (3.0.0)
Using activeresource (3.0.0)
Using bundler (1.0.0)
Using thor (0.14.0)
Using railties (3.0.0)
Using rails (3.0.0)
Installing sqlite3-ruby (1.3.1)
Your bundle is complete! Use `bundle show [gemname]` to see where a bundled gem is installed.

Notice bundler installed sqlite3-ruby(1.3.1).

Let's look at the gems again.

C:\testapp>gem list --local

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

abstract (1.0.0)
actionmailer (3.0.0)
actionpack (3.0.0)
activemodel (3.0.0)
activerecord (3.0.0)
activeresource (3.0.0)
activesupport (3.0.0)
arel (1.0.1)
builder (2.1.2)
bundler (1.0.0)
erubis (2.6.6)
i18n (0.4.1)
mail (2.2.5)
mime-types (1.16)
minitest (1.6.0)
polyglot (0.3.1)
rack (1.2.1)
rack-mount (0.6.13)
rack-test (0.5.4)
rails (3.0.0)
railties (3.0.0)
rake (0.8.7)
rdoc (2.5.8)
rubygems-update (1.3.7)
sqlite3-ruby (1.3.1 x86-mingw32)
thor (0.14.0)
treetop (1.4.8)
tzinfo (0.3.23)

let's start the server!

If you get and error message about the SQLIte3 gem, here's how I solved it.

C:\testapp>rails s
=> Booting WEBrick
=> Rails 3.0.0 application starting in development on
=> Call with -d to detach
=> Ctrl-C to shutdown server
[2010-09-01 09:26:43] INFO WEBrick 1.3.1
[2010-09-01 09:26:43] INFO ruby 1.9.2 (2010-08-18) [i386-mingw32]
[2010-09-01 09:26:43] INFO WEBrick::HTTPServer#start: pid=4044 port=3000

Now go to

What are we running?

Have fun.

Next we'll get it to hook up to MySQL


Meirson said...

Thank you.

Jorge A. Di Domenico said...

Very Good.