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Rails for Noob (Part 1)

NOOB guides for Rails setup

It’s my first time learn rails. Sure I’m a noob in this area. What I did just roamed around looking for guide and stackexchange several time do this and that. Here’s how do I do that.

First attempt

As I use windows, I downloaded the ruby for windows in As for the first timer, I just follow the basic: my laptop is 64bit so I need to download and install the 64bit version.

After workaround I thougt I was ready to learn rails. Then I typed

gem install rails

It worked. Then next time I tried was making the blog.

rails new blog

And I doomed. A lot of error showed up. What the…

/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/sqlite3-1.3.7/lib/sqlite3.rb:6:in `require': cannot load such file -- sqlite3/sqlite3_native (LoadError)
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/sqlite3-1.3.7/lib/sqlite3.rb:6:in `rescue in <top (required)>'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/sqlite3-1.3.7/lib/sqlite3.rb:2:in `<top (required)>'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/bundler-1.3.5/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:72:in `require'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/bundler-1.3.5/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:72:in `block (2 levels) in require'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/bundler-1.3.5/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:70:in `each'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/bundler-1.3.5/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:70:in `block in require'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/bundler-1.3.5/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:59:in `each'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/bundler-1.3.5/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:59:in `require'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/bundler-1.3.5/lib/bundler.rb:132:in `require'
from /home/manuele/Software/blog/config/application.rb:7:in `<top (required)>'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/railties-4.0.0/lib/rails/commands.rb:76:in `require'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/railties-4.0.0/lib/rails/commands.rb:76:in `block in <top (required)>'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/railties-4.0.0/lib/rails/commands.rb:73:in `tap'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/railties-4.0.0/lib/rails/commands.rb:73:in `<top (required)>'
from bin/rails:4:in `require'
from bin/rails:4:in `<main>'

Some said I had to install bundle. I did instal bundle by `gem install bundle’ and it didn’t work for me. Another Solution came from Vishnu in (stackoverflow)vishnu. He said:

Find your sqlite3 gemspec file. One example is /usr/local/share/gem/specifications/sqlite3-1.3.7.gemspec

Windows: C:\Ruby21\lib\ruby\gems\2.1.0\specifications.

You should adjust according with your Rubygem path and sqlite3 version. Edit the file above and look for the following line


change it to

s.require_paths= ["lib/sqlite3_native"]

Some people have a good time but some people got sh*t. I’m the second group. There’s a looooot more error showed up.

Then I uninstaled ruby gem from Control Panels on my Windows 10 and delete all the folder related to it.

Second Attemp

I started brand new start. I went to rubyinstaller again and read carefully. Then I found (maybe) the source of my problems. The 64bit-version is rather new. So maybe not all the gem, dependencies and anything, tested. Okay then. I’m just have to install 32bit version then.

I installed ruby gems and its devkit without problems.

For safety, I installed bundle before install rails. I got no problem.

I ran rails server

rails new blog

and it works. But it stopped at the middle of

run bundle

there’s a gem dependency that I couldn’t download. I was not suspiciousing anything. I try again after I install the gem ‘he’ wanted. But got another error with another gem. I think I had problem again here.

Roamed around.

I got solution from roamed around in stackoverflow again. It says that it because SSL Error. The solution is in the gist louislavena here : link. I copied it the new section

SSL Solution

Installing using update packages (NEW)

Now that RubyGems 1.8.x, 2.0.x and 2.2.x have been released, you can manually update to those versions.

First, download the proper version of RubyGems for your installation (eg. if running version 1.8.28, download 1.8.30).

Note: To find the version of RubyGems you’re using, please run gem --version in the command line.

You can find download links at GitHub under Releases.

Now, locate rubygems-update-X.Y.Z.gem where X.Y.Z will be the matching version for the version of RubyGems you need to update:

Please download the file in a directory that you can later point to (eg. the root of your harddrive C:\)

Now, using your Command Prompt:

C:\>gem install --local C:\rubygems-update-1.8.30.gem
C:\>update_rubygems --no-ri --no-rdoc

After this, gem --version should report the new update version.

You can now salefy uninstall rubygems-update gem:

C:\>gem uninstall rubygems-update -x
Removing update_rubygems
Successfully uninstalled rubygems-update-2.2.3

Manual solution to SSL issue

If you have read the above detail that describe the issue, thank you.

Now, you want to manually fix the issue with your installation.

Steps are simple:

Step 1: Obtain the new trust certificate

If you’ve read the previous sections, you will know what this means (and shame on you if you have not).

We need to download AddTrustExternalCARoot-2048.pem.

Use the above link and place/save this file somewhere you can later find easily (eg. your Desktop).

IMPORTANT: File must have .pem as extension. Browsers like Chrome will try to save it as plain text file. Ensure you change the filename to have .pem in it after you have downloaded it.

Step 2: Locate RubyGems certificate directory in your installation

In order for us copy this file, we need to know where to put it.

Depending on where you installed Ruby, the directory will be different.

Take for example the default installation of Ruby 2.1.5, placed in C:\Ruby21

Open a Command Prompt and type in:

C:\>gem which rubygems

Now, let’s locate that directory. From within the same window, enter the path part up to the file extension, but using backslashes instead:

C:\>start C:\Ruby21\lib\ruby\2.1.0\rubygems

This will open a Explorer window inside the directory we indicated.

Step 3: Copy new trust certificate

Now, locate ssl_certs directory and copy the .pem file we obtained from previous step inside.

It will be listed with other files like GeoTrustGlobalCA.pem.

Step 4: Profit

There is actually no step 4. You should be able to install Ruby gems without issues now.


I run rails and server by typed

rails new blog2
cd bin
rails server

and it works.

Lets learn a lot.

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