Installing ruby/rails/mysql/lighttpd/fcgi from source

Posted by ezmobius Sat, 05 Nov 2005 21:57:00 GMT

I have put together some crib notes about the install of the whole rails/lighttpd stack. These directions have worked on over 20 computers without a flaw. I have tested it on OS X, debian, fedora and FreeBSD and it works great.

Of course some people complain and say to use the package manager from your distro and this is usually the best practice. But I have found discepancies with how the various package managers break up the ruby install(debain) or have crappy package managers(OS X). When I install things this way I always get a know working stack of software tht is the same no matter what OS I am on at the moment.

These directions are especially good for OS X. That is where I have used these the most. So I hope these help some people. And if you have any questions just drop me a line( ez at brainspl dot at) or make a comment.

Installation Instructions

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  1. raaum said 5 days later:

    I've heard tell that if you need to patch ruby 1.8.2 if you want it to play properly with openssl.

    throw this into your instructions inbetween untaring ruby and configuring it

    curl -O http://rubyforge.org/tracker/download.php/426/1698/2105/242/ruby-ssl098-patch
    patch -p0 < ruby-ssl098-patch
    rm ruby-ssl098-patch

  2. Justin Forder said 45 days later:

    From my experience, Ryan Raaum's additional three lines should have been put in just before the

      cd ruby-1.8.2
    

    rather than just after it.

    OS X users will probably have to install readline and openssl before starting on these instructions.

    Thanks, Ezra!

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