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Installing Rails 3 on a fresh Ubuntu machine

Since I find myself researching the same information a second time, I put it on my blog for further reference. The following steps were everything that is needed to get started with Rails 3 on a fresh Ubuntu 10.10 installation.

# Installing rails, rubygems and its dependencies
sudo apt-get install build-essential ruby1.8-dev libsqlite3-dev
sudo ruby setup.rb
sudo gem install rdoc-data; rdoc-data --install
sudo gem install rails

# create project
rails new .

# only necessary when no JavaScript runtime environment exists
echo "gem 'therubyracer'" >> Gemfile
sudo bundle

# starting the server
rails s
That's me, Ben.
Hey, I am Ben Ripkens (bripkens) and this is my blog. I live in Düsseldorf (Germany) and I am employed by the codecentric AG as a Software Engineer. Web application frontends are my main area of expertise, but you may also find some other interesting articles on this blog.