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Old December 21st, 2007, 05:23 PM
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I have ground to a halt on page 2!! I have downloaded and installed Ruby (Windows XP) no problem. When I try to install Rails with:
gem install rails --include-dependencies
I get the message:
'gem' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong? Thanks!

Old January 3rd, 2008, 07:09 AM
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Did you install rubygems like this?

" 3.1 Installing RubyGems

Get it from RubyForge (http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=126) and run (as root, if appropriate and necessary)

ruby setup.rb

It’s easy. It installs the required library files and the gem command. This command gives us the power to do everything else in this document, except distribute gems (for now!)."

From gem manual at:


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Old February 7th, 2008, 06:15 AM
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I got the exact same problem, and the fix is quite simple (but I have no idea why it works). Install rake.
gem install rake
when it finishes
gem install rails --include-dependencies
and that should work.

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