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  • Setting up a Rails Development Server Robert Dempsey & Joe Block
  • Development Environment
    • Ubuntu 5.10
    • Ruby 1.8.4 / Ruby Gems
    • MySQL 5
    • Rails 1.1.2
    • Lighttpd a.k.a. Lighty
    • Subversion
  • Ubuntu 5.10
  • Why Choose Ubuntu 5.10
    • Good documentation
    • Apt-get and synaptic package manager
    • Strong device support
    • No viruses
    • Easy to install ruby and rails!
  • Installing Ubuntu 5.10
    • Download and burn the latest iso image
    • When you get to the installation prompt, hit enter
    • Wait a bit for the install to finish
    • Ready for customization
  • Customizing your install
    • /etc/apt/sources.list
      • Uncomment the universe repository
      • deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted
      • deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper universe multiverse
    • Turn on ssh access to the server
      • apt-get install openssh-server
  • Created /etc/apt/preferences with:
    • Package: *
    • Pin: release a=breezy, v=5.10
    • Pin-Priority: 900
    • Package: *
    • Pin: release a=breezy-security, v=5.10
    • Pin-Priority: 900
    • Package: *
    • Pin: release a=breezy-updates, v=5.10
    • Pin-Priority: 900
    • Package: *
    • Pin: release a=dapper
    • Pin-Priority: 90
  • Additional Packages
    • apt-get install gcc g++ libtool libreadline5 libreadline5-dev zlib1g-dev libssl-dev libgdbm-dev libgdbm3 libgdbm-dev zlibc zlib-bin libmysqlclient14-dev subversion subversion-tools libsvn0-dev libsvn0 xtail rrdtool mysql-server mytop make
  • Ruby 1.8.4 and Ruby Gems
  • Installing Ruby 1.8.4
    • apt-get install -t dapper irb irb1.8 libpgsql-ruby1.8 libreadline-ruby1.8 libredcloth-ruby1.8 libruby libruby1.8 libyaml-ruby ruby1.8-examples rdoc1.8 ri1.8 libmysql-ruby1.8 libgdbm-ruby1.8 imagemagick librmagick-ruby1.8 librmagick-ruby-doc xml-core libmysqlclient14-dev
    • sudo ln -s /usr/bin/ruby1.8 /usr/local/bin/ruby
    • sudo ln -s /usr/bin/ri1.8 /usr/local/bin/ri
    • sudo ln -s /usr/bin/rdoc1.8 /usr/local/bin/rdoc
  • Installing Ruby Gems
    • Download rubygems
    • Do “sudo ruby setup.rb" in the source directory.
    • sudo gem update –include-dependencies
  • MySQL 5
  • Why Choose MySQL
    • Easy to use and develop for
    • Lots of good documentation
    • Most hosting providers provide it free
  • Installing MySQL
    • apt-get install -t dapper mysql-server mysql-client mytop
    • Set mysql password to “foo”
    • sudo mysqladmin -u root password foo
  • Rails 1.1.2
  • Installing Rails 1.1.2
    • sudo gem install rails --include-dependencies
  • Lighttpd a.k.a. Lighty
  • Why Choose Lighty
    • FastCGI
    • Virtual hosts
    • Fast and secure application controlled downloads
    • Works on Linux, Unix and Windows
    • Flexible and configurable
    • Good docs and support
  • Installing Lighty
    • apt-get install libfcgi-dev libfcgi-ruby
    • apt-get install libpcre3 libpcre3-dev bzip2 libbz2-dev
    • wget http://www.lighttpd.net/download/lighttpd-1.4.11.tar.gz
    • tar xvzf lighttpd-1.4.11.tar.gz
    • ./configure
    • time make
    • sudo make install
  • Subversion
  • Why Versioning is Good
    • Online backups
    • The “oh shit” factor
    • Supports multiple developers
      • Mac: Subversion
      • Windows: Subversion / Tortoise SVN
    • Most rails hosting companies have it built-in
  • Configuring Subversion
    • adduser repouser
    • Log in as repouser
    • mkdir ~repouser/sources
    • svnadmin create ~repouser/sources
    • Edit the configuration file to change the access rules. Set ~repouser/sources/conf/svnserve.conf
  • Subversion continued…
    • [general]
    • anon-access = read
    • auth-access = write
    • realm = YourName Rails Repouser
    • password-db = passwd
  • Setting up the repository
    • mkdir -p foo/yourapp
    • mkdir -p foo/ yourapp/trunk
    • mkdir -p foo/ yourapp/branches
    • mkdir -p foo/ yourapp/tags
    • cd foo
    • svn import . file:///home/repository/sources
  • Results
  • What we got…
    • A ready to go, stable and robust rails development server that supports multiple developers on mixed platforms
  • Conclusions
  • Life is good!
    • Easy and worth it
    • Took about 10 minutes to install
    • Can use it to show clients your progress or for in-house testing
  • Resources
  • Resource List
    • Ubuntu 5.10
      • http://www.ubuntu.com
    • Ruby 1.8.4 / Ruby Gems
      • http://www.ruby-lang.org
      • http://rubyforge.org
    • MySQL 5
      • http://www.mysql.com
    • Rails 1.1.2
      • http://www.rubyonrails.org
    • Lighttpd a.k.a. Lighty
      • http://www.lighttpd.net
    • Subversion
      • http:// subversion.tigris.org
  • Thank You!