Why oh why is it so difficult to install Rails?!??!
I’ve never once had a clean install of Ruby, RubyGems and Rails that has gone exactly as the instructions say it should. Always there are missing dependencies, weird permissions errors, or things end up in funny places where you can never find them again.
RubyGems is the standard Ruby package manager. It’s similar to apt-get, emerge, and other OS package managers.
Yes, it’s ‘similar’ in that it calls itself a package manager. The difference to apt-get is that … hmm … apt-get actually works! I absolutely adore apt-get – it’s the easiest thing in the world!! :D