Installing Ruby On Rails and the dreaded Error Message

If you attempt to install rails via the standard

yo@yo:/ sudo gem install rails

And you get the dreaded message:

ERROR:  could not find rails locally or in a repository

There is a simple cure.  Simply install the new gem (1.3.1) package from source and try again.  Apparently 1.1.1 and 1.2.1 get the connection to the mother ship snipped some how.   I tried and failed and tried and failed to install Rails via gem until i reinstalled the new gem package.

Keep in mind this is a full install.  You’ll have to get the package as follows


unzip and untar and build the sources via

sudo ruby setup.rb



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