Tuesday, February 23, 2016

How to install Ruby on Rails on Windows


Fetch the latest version of the following packages for your architecture and platform:


Git Bash

Run the installer. You might want to uncheck all options like file associations, icons and Windows integration. Leave Use Git from Git Bash only selected. Mark Checkout as-is, commit Unix-style line endings. Check Use Windows' default console window. Finish it.


Just run the installer and I highly recommend installing it under your user directory, more precisely under AppData\Local. Make sure you check the option to add Ruby to your path.


Run the self-extractor and place it under lib\devkit, under the chosen path for the Ruby installation above. Open Git Bash, cd to the devkit directory, then issue the following command:

ruby dk.rb init && ruby dk.rb install


Still on Git Bash, issue the following command:

gem install rails --no-ri --no-rdoc


After installing Rails, the easiest way to test your setup is creating a new Rails application and running it. For that, you can issue the following commands:

rails new test1
cd test1
rails s

Now go to your browser and point it to http://localhost:3000/