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rails on windows with vagrant

19 July, 2017

Some notes on setting up Rails on Windows with a Vagrant Ubuntu box.

Step 1: Installing Vagrant

  1. Install VirtualBox. I'm using version 5.1.24.
  2. Install Vagrant. (Version 1.9.7.)
  3. Test it's working with vagrant -v.
  4. Add the box: vagrant box add ubuntu/xenial64.
  5. Create the project folder, cd into it and vagrant init.
  6. Add hashicorp/precise64 to the config.vm.box in Vagrantfile.

Step 2: Installing Ruby

This entire section is taken from this guide.

  1. sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install git-core curl zlib1g-dev build-essential libssl-dev libreadline-dev libyaml-dev libsqlite3-dev sqlite3 libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev python-software-properties libffi-dev nodejs.
  2. cd
    git clone https://github.com/rbenv/rbenv.git ~/.rbenv
    echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc
    echo 'eval "$(rbenv init -)"' >> ~/.bashrc
    exec $SHELL
    git clone https://github.com/rbenv/ruby-build.git ~/.rbenv/plugins/ruby-build
    echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/plugins/ruby-build/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc
    exec $SHELL
    rbenv install 2.4.0
    rbenv global 2.4.0
    ruby -v

I end up with Ruby version 2.4.0.

  1. gem install bundler and rbenv rehash.

Step 3: Installing Rails

  1. gem install rails and rbenv rehash. Gets me Rails version 5.1.2.
  2. Add this line to Vagrantfile: config.vm.network "forwarded_port", guest: 3000, host: 3000.
  3. vagrant up and vagrant ssh.
  4. rails new myApp, cd myApp.
  5. Start the server with rails s -b
  6. In Windows go to localhost:3000.