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I try to install Rails on Mac OS X. I already installed ruby.

$ ruby -v
ruby 2.0.0p247 (2013-06-27 revision 41674) [x86_64-darwin11.4.2]

I check whether Rails is installed:

$ rails -v 
Rails is not currently installed on this system. To get the latest version, simply type:

    $ sudo gem install rails

You can then rerun your "rails" command.

Then I run:

$ sudo gem install rails
Password:
Successfully installed rails-4.0.0
Parsing documentation for rails-4.0.0
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1 gem installed

Then I re-run rails -v:

$ rails -v 
Rails is not currently installed on this system. To get the latest version, simply type:

    $ sudo gem install rails

You can then rerun your "rails" command.

Same result. Question: What did I miss?

Additional Information of rvm:

$ rvm -v

rvm 1.21.10 (stable) by Wayne E. Seguin <wayneeseguin@gmail.com>, Michal Papis <mpapis@gmail.com> [https://rvm.io/]

Note: My Mac OS X is 10.7.5, and my account has admin rights. Current directory is ~ (home directory)

UPDATE: Here are the outputs based on the comments :

$ gem -v
2.0.5
$ which gem
/Users/MyUserName/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.0.0-p247/bin/gem

what should I do next ?

share|improve this question
    
Can you make sure that gem -v and which gem gives you the correct gem from RVM and not /usr/bin/gem? You should also not need to use sudo with RVM's gem. – slhck Jul 16 '13 at 8:43
    
see my updated question ( bottom part ). what should I do next to install Rails ? – Raptor Jul 16 '13 at 8:47
up vote 4 down vote accepted

As mentioned in my comment, first make sure that both ruby and gem point to the RVM-installed versions, and not the ones in /usr/bin.

Also make sure you use your new Ruby as default:

rvm --default use 2.0.0-p247

Create a Gemset (called gemset) that will be used for this Ruby version:

rvm use 2.0.0-p247@gemset --create --default

Then install Rails to that Gemset:

gem install rails

This should be enough to use the new rails version. Try restarting your shell if it doesn't stick.

share|improve this answer
    
almost. I need to replace 2.0.0p247 with 2.0.0-p247 to install Rails. install successful! – Raptor Jul 16 '13 at 9:04
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Ah, minor typo. Thanks for the clarification and glad you got it working! – slhck Jul 16 '13 at 9:05
    
I think you also need to add the gemset's path to .bashrc. Otherwise it won't stick when you restart your shell. – Kevin Chen Jan 17 '14 at 3:37
    
@Kevin .bashrc is not sourced on shell startup in OS X by default. You usually want .bash_profile. But even then, if RVM is configured properly selecting the gemset is not necessary. – slhck Jan 17 '14 at 15:22

I tried gem install rails --no-ri --no-rdoc after i get:

Successfully installed rails-4.0.0
1 gem installed

I opened a new terminal window and tried rails --version ... Rails 4.0.0. Maybe the magic was to open a new window.

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I also mentioned restarting the shell. You basically need to "reload" the installed commands. – slhck Aug 18 '13 at 17:02
    
No magic. It's because the error happens while generating documentation. So if you disable documentation, no errors. – Kevin Chen Jan 17 '14 at 3:36

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