[OSM-dev] Problem making database on current rails_port

Milo van der Linden mlinden at zeelandnet.nl
Fri Apr 25 18:01:01 BST 2008

Am I allowed to take this as a compliment on the wiki page ;-)?

With help from the IRC channel I managed to get it running on Ubuntu 
(Gutsy) back in march and I posted everything I ran into on the wiki. A 
big cheer for the people who helped me out on #openstreetmap!

Andy Allan wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 2:35 PM, Christopher Schmidt
> <crschmidt at metacarta.com> wrote:
>>  If you're running ubuntu, the description on
>>  http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/The_Rails_Port actually works
>>  flawlessly: Having never installed or touched rails before, I was able
>>  to get a dev server up and running (once someone packaged up the
>>  externals for me) within an hour. I was pretty impressed with the level
>>  of work that had been put into it.
> It's pretty good, but it's not entirely right (well, not for Hardy
> anyway). You can't call something flawless when there's gems not
> mentioned, the mysql functions aren't found after compiling them, and
> so on. It's pretty good though, I'm pretty sure I've got there now.
> Better than the "how to install rails on ubuntu" wiki page that it
> links to, which is a confusing mess.
> Also, this twin combinations of externals being missing and gems
> needing specific versions raises the bar too. I've found today that
> gem install won't install an older version unless you restate the gem
> archive url using the --source parameter, which is a bit bizarre. Ho
> hum.
>>  (If you're not running Ubuntu/Debian, well, whose mistake is that? :)
> As if - I'm not as daft as I look! I do wish that they could sort this
> whole gems packaging thing out, but that's been going on for years
> without a sensible resolution.
> Cheers,
> Andy
>>  Regards,
>>  --
>>  Christopher Schmidt
>>  MetaCarta
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