Installing Ruby is a long-ass process.

June 23rd, 2005 | by Mike |

I’m taking the plunge and I’ve decided I’m going to learn Ruby. The point of this is to learn Ruby On Rails. Ruby seems like a great language that has built-in support for all sorts of cool things that make websites more like regular apps.

So, first things first…I need to install Ruby and then Ruby On Rails. So I turn to my good buddy Warhol, my test Linux server that we have setup at work. Its running Fedora, a very common flavor of Linux. The install should be easy right? Um…wrong. Its not that its hard, but its a pain in the butt and the walk-through is long. Really long. Especially when you are missing dependencies and you have to install 10 other RPMs before you get started.

Here is the walkthrough specific to Fedora 3

It should be a fun language when you get to do some of the examples I’ve seen out there. I can’t wait to get into making some very slick Web 2.0 projects. Ok, rubygems just finished installing, so I need to go. I’ll keep you all posted.

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