Installing Ruby 1.9, Rails 2.3.5 and Getting RSpec/Cucumber working on Mac

There was a little bit of jumping around to figure this all of, so I figured I’d put it all in one place here

Installing Ruby 1.9

  • Download and Unpackage Ruby from, the cd into the dir
  • Run `autoconf`
  • Run `./configure –enable-shared –with-readline-dir=/usr/local`
  • Run `make && sudo make install`
  • Add /usr/local/bin to $PATH (most likely in ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile)
  • Run `ruby -v` and ensure it now says version 1.9.1

Installing Gems

sudo gem install -v=2.3.5 rails sqlite3-ruby rspec-rails cucumber-rails webrat -v=1.2.3 test-unit database_cleaner

Loading RSpec and Cucumber

In your app..

script/generate rspec
script/generate cucumber

Then open features/support/env.rb and comment out line #18 to remove warning when you run cucumber
You should be all set, if not, leave me a comment – I’ll be pretty quick about responding to them.

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