Installing Ruby on Rails

Rails is just a big gem. Installation is a breeze:

zsh, pizza  5:17PM ruby/ # gem install rails --remote --include-dependencies
Attempting remote installation of 'rails'
Updating Gem source index for:

Give it a few minutes to do things, and you'll have a complete rails installation including ActiveRecord and all the related adapters and gems.

The most recent two releases of the ODBC adapter provide the same functionality but targetting two different versions of ActiveRecord/Rails, 1.5 and 2.0 - if you wish to pin Rails to a specific version for any reason, you can run

zsh, pizza  5:17PM ruby/ # gem install rails -v 2.0.2 --remote --include-dependencies

The process of setting up a new Rails web-app is detailed in RailsAdapterWebRailsAppSetup.

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