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Rails installation difficulties, post XCode install
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Brandon-Courtneys-MacBook-Pro:~ brandoncourtney$
Brandon-Courtneys-MacBook-Pro:~ brandoncourtney$ rails new myproject
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.
Brandon-Courtneys-MacBook-Pro:~ brandoncourtney$ sudo gem install rails
Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing rails:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.0/usr/bin/ruby extconf.rb
checking for libkern/OSAtomic.h... yes
creating Makefile
make "DESTDIR="
compiling atomic_reference.c
atomic_reference.c:57:59: warning: incompatible pointer types passing 'void **' to parameter of type 'volatile int64_t *' (aka 'volatile long long *') [-Wincompatible-pointer-types]
if (OSAtomicCompareAndSwap64(expect_value, new_value, &DATA_PTR(self))) {
/usr/include/libkern/OSAtomic.h:507:93: note: passing argument to parameter '__theValue' here
bool OSAtomicCompareAndSwap64( int64_t __oldValue, int64_t __newValue, volatile int64_t *__theValue );
1 warning generated.
linking shared-object atomic_reference.bundle
clang: error: unknown argument: '-multiply_definedsuppress' [-Wunused-command-line-argument-hard-error-in-future]
clang: note: this will be a hard error (cannot be downgraded to a warning) in the future
make: *** [atomic_reference.bundle] Error 1
Gem files will remain installed in /Library/Ruby/Gems/2.0.0/gems/atomic-1.1.16 for inspection.
Results logged to /Library/Ruby/Gems/2.0.0/gems/atomic-1.1.16/ext/gem_make.out
Brandon-Courtneys-MacBook-Pro:~ brandoncourtney$ gem install rails
ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::FilePermissionError)
You don't have write permissions for the /Library/Ruby/Gems/2.0.0 directory.
Brandon-Courtneys-MacBook-Pro:~ brandoncourtney$

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@massanen7 massanen7 commented Apr 2, 2014

The following steps worked for me:

Ran this on my command line like @rorra told me to (because of my earlier error)

export ARCHFLAGS=-Wno-error=unused-command-line-argument-hard-error-in-future

Installed Homebrew

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

Installed ruby-build

brew install ruby-build

Add the your .bash_profile this line (this is to let rbenv know it has to initialize itself everytime you open a terminal shell)

eval "$(rbenv init -)"

Install Ruby Using rbenv

rbenv install (version of ruby you need)

Use this to rehash the Version manager:

rbenv rehash

Set the ruby version you want to use or the recently installed one

rbenv global (version number installed)

Install the gem Bundler then rehash by following step 6

gem install bundler

Install rails

gem install rail --no-ri --no-rdoc


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