[OSM-dev] [RAILS] The Rails Port

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Thu Apr 26 11:41:42 BST 2007

On 26 Apr 2007, at 11:23, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> Nick Black wrote:
>> So please have a go - this is a great chance to shape the way OSM  
>> looks and
>> works.  Send questions to dev at openstreetmap.org, and please prefix  
>> the
>> subject with [RAILS].  I will prioritise answering questions about  
>> Rails and
>> the OSM Rails port for anyone who is interested.
> As a Rails n00b, I'd really appreciate some guidance on running
> OSM-on-Rails under Locomotive on OS X (http://locomotive.raaum.org/).
> I did have a look a couple of weeks back but was a bit flummoxed by
> the whole thing.

The problem with mac os is that it comes with an old version of ruby  
with some things broken. It also is a bit of a pain to get ruby- 
magick installed on a mac. It seems like locomotive abstracts all  
this away.

What I did was use a couple of howtos to get everything compiled  
(rather than use locomotive). You can find stuff here http:// 

In this one


you only need up to ruby installed, not lighthttpd. You can easily  
install mysql.

And then this for rmagick


I'll add this to the wiki page...

have fun,

SteveC | steve at asklater.com | http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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