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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Ruby On Rails 3 on Fedora 14

Fedora 14(Laughlin) and Rails 3

This post will just let you install only on version of rails on your Fedora 14 that is rails 3 but first we will install rails 2.3.8 from fedora repository. Keep in mind you will able to run only one version of Rails with this method and if you want to run multiple version or installtion than you need to follow on of my old post in which i have used RVM for manging different version of Ruby and also Rails.
Installing and setting up Rails 3 on Fedora 13 (Ruby on Rails 3 RC)

First Installing Ruby 1.8.7 with Rails 2.3.8

[ismail@localhost ~]$ sudo yum install rubygem-rails ruby-devel mysql-devel-y

Now you have running version rails 2.3.8 without mysql database support for rails

Adding mysql rails and ruby support

[ismail@localhost ~]$ sudo yum install ruby-mysql -y

Note: Now you can stop following if you don't want to install rails 3 on fedora 14

upgrading to Rails 3

[ismail@localhost ~]$ sudo gem install rails

If all went cool than you have running version of rails 3 on fedora 14 now create an application and run bundle install to test your installation

[ismail@localhost ~]$ rails new my_app -d mysql
[ismail@localhost ~]$ cd my_app
[ismail@localhost ~]$ bundle install

Have fun with Rails 3 on Fedora 14


  1. Exellent !!! thanks a lot.

  2. I'm trying this on a brand-new Fedora 14 install, and I get to the last command before I get the error:

    Failed to build gem native extension. (Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError)

    /usr/bin/ruby extconf.rb
    mkmf.rb can't find header files for ruby at /usr/lib/ruby/ruby.h

    Any idea what could be causing this?


  3. Thank you very much!

  4. ANd got error

    sudo gem install rails

    Installing ri documentation for bundler-1.0.7...
    Installing ri documentation for rails-3.0.3...
    File not found: lib

  5. Hi Sergej,

    you just need to create directory lib in following folder:

    cd /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rails-3.0.3

    mkdir lib

    sudo gem install rails

    Now all will work fine :)

    Manoj Kumar

  6. I spend some nights to understand where I fail in my installation procedure.
    Thanks Manoj to clear the mystery of the lib folder lost.
    Now I can sleep better :)

  7. I get this kind of message:
    ERROR: Error installing rails:
    i18n requires RubyGems version >= 1.3.5

    How can I fix that?

  8. "i18n requires RubyGems version >= 1.3.5

    How can I fix that? "

    gem update --system

  9. I had the same problem.

    Here is my adventures (hope it will be useful):

    To fix it I've done many manipulations :-)

    I'm using Fedora Core. I've fixed it this way:

    I've installed rails-devel:

    sudo yum install rails-devel

    tried again:

    sudo gem install rails

    but I've got another problem:

    Building native extensions. This could take a while... ERROR: Error installing rails: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

    /usr/bin/ruby extconf.rb creating Makefile

    make gcc -I. -I/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/i386-linux -I/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/i386-linux -I. -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -fPIC -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m32 -march=i686 -mtune=atom -fasynchronous-unwind-tables -fno-strict-aliasing -fPIC -O3 -Wall -c parser.c make: gcc: Command not found

    So I've installed GCC:

    sudo yum install gcc

    tried again:

    sudo gem install rails

    Now I've got another problem ))) :

    Installing ri documentation for json-1.6.3... ERROR: While generating documentation for json-1.6.3 ... MESSAGE: no such file to load -- irb/slex ... RDOC args: --ri --op /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/doc/json-1.6.3/ri --title JSON implemention for Ruby --main README.rdoc ext/json/ext ext lib README.rdoc --title json-1.6.3 Documentation --quiet

    So installed ruby-irb:

    sudo yum install ruby-irb

    tried again:

    sudo gem install rails

    Successfully installed rails-3.1.3

    That's all )))

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