Do you need instant rails?

January 8, 2006 at 4:41 pm 1 comment

I have written about the Instantrails package before, but having tried it for a day, I decided to go with a proper installation. The reason for this is that I’ve never used to run either MySQL or Apache on my local computer, and as I have all sorts of firewalls and quirks on my computer, when things went wrong, I did not understand how I could fix them. Instantrails does not have any real documentation and I was not sure what exactly went wrong.

Also, Instantrails comes with phpmyadmin for MySQL admin, and for this it also needs to install php, which I thought was excessive – I’d rather go with my old trusted MySQL Control Center or the new Query Browser. So, if you are not a power user of either MySQL or Apache, I would recommend against using InstantRails.

Finally, for development you do not need to install Apache, as Rails comes with WEBrick, which should do the job good enough.


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  • 1. Stephen  |  March 28, 2006 at 11:09 pm

    Yes I need InstantRails, but what I need more is a step-by-step procedure for setting up an app that was created with ruby-on-rails. The app I am thinking of is Solunas-2.0b. I have tried top install ruby and then rails and I get tripped up everytime. Mostly with installing rails. I don’t know where it goes to install it manually. I have had not had much success with “gem install rails –include-dependencies” although I am sure it works for some folks. I am a newbie to this programming environment and I am having a lot of trouble putting it all together. TIA, Steve


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