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.