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by Jeroen Leenarts — Oct 18
Indeed, installing rails can be a huge pain on OSX.

And uhm, the rb-rubygems package in macports/darwinports seems to be broken. Instead rb-rails is the prefered way of getting rails through darwinports. The rb-rubygems port

Here's my take on it:

The problem is, that there just doesn't seem to be a recommended way of installing rails. Basicly if you are not using darwinports, a packaged install of ruby gems is the way to go. If you're using darwinports or fink, then you are basicly obligated to install ruby/rails/other dependencies directly through your package manager and not through ruby gems.. Because all use /opt/local to put their installations. Things can get really hairy real fast when working with a mixed (rubygems/package manager) set-up.
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