Rivendell 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS

Yup, it’s another guide to installing Rivendell. This time, the fancy new 2.0.2 release, complete with all sorts of fantastic goodies. Let’s get started!

I’m not moving any of my Ubuntu stuff forward to 11.04 just yet; probably won’t for a while, given the situation with desktop managers and stability particularly on older hardware like the stuff we use at Insanity. So, 10.04.02 LTS it is. It’s still supported for a while and has no realtime issues like 10.10.

However, there’s one snag; in my last guide we used a Rivendell package provided by the guys at Tryphon. No such package currently exists for 2.0.x, so we’ll be rolling our own from source. This is far from ideal (and I am working to get 2.0.x packages for Debian made) but it’s a good start, and will work fine- upgrades are just a bit of a pain.

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Getting set up with Ruby and Rails

I’ve had a lot of people asking for help setting up a Ruby on Rails environment recently so figured I’d put a post together detailing how I set up my boxes.

This won’t be a guide for everyone, but it’s a tried and tested setup that not only performs well, but is also well set up to work with most gems and the development tools you’ll want. This guide covers both development and production environment setups.

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