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  1. Create a user account like "oi" and empower oi user to have package install right in /etc/user_attr.
    oi@openindiana:~/demo1$ grep oi /etc/user_attr
    oi::::profiles=Primary Administrator;=root
  2. Ruby-1.8.7 by default is not installed.  Run pkg install to install the package and gcc.
    oi@openindiana:~$ pkg install  pkg:/runtime/ruby-18 developer/gcc-3
  3. "gem update --system "d to get latest gem tool(1.7.2+). 
    1. If behind firewall, "gem update --http-proxy --system"
  4. Run "gem install rails -v 3.0.5" to install rails-3.0.5. This will install all the rails depended gems.
  5. Install sqlite3 so that we have a database backend for testing.
    1. "gem install sqlite3" will need gcc compiler installed.
  6. A quick check of installed Ruby stuff.
    oi@oi:~$ ruby -v
    ruby 1.8.7 (2009-06-12 patchlevel 174) [i386-solaris2.11]
    oi@oi:~$ gem -v
    oi@oi:~$ gem env
    RubyGems Environment:
      - RUBYGEMS VERSION: 1.7.2
      - RUBY VERSION: 1.8.7 (2009-06-12 patchlevel 174) [i386-solaris2.11]
      - INSTALLATION DIRECTORY: /var/ruby/1.8/gem_home
      - RUBY EXECUTABLE: /usr/ruby/1.8/bin/ruby
      - EXECUTABLE DIRECTORY: /var/ruby/1.8/gem_home/bin
        - ruby
        - x86-solaris-2.11
      - GEM PATHS:
         - /var/ruby/1.8/gem_home
         - /export/home/oi/.gem/ruby/1.8
         - /usr/ruby/1.8/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
         - :update_sources => true
         - :verbose => true
         - :benchmark => false
         - :backtrace => false
         - :bulk_threshold => 1000
    oi@oi:~/demo1$ rails -v
    Rails 3.0.5
    oi@oi:~$uname -a
    SunOS oi 5.11 oi_148 i86pc i386 i86pc
  7. Create a test rails app "demo1"
    oi@oi:~$ rails new demo1
          create  README
          create  Rakefile
          create  .gitignore
          create  Gemfile
          create  app
          create  app/controllers/application_controller.rb
          create  app/helpers/application_helper.rb
          create  config/environments/development.rb
          create  config/environments/production.rb
          create  config/environments/test.rb
          create  config/initializers
          create  config/initializers/backtrace_silencers.rb
          create  vendor/plugins
          create  vendor/plugins/.gitkeep
  8. Using rails to create user database table without sql commands.
    oi@oi:~/demo1$ rails generate scaffold User name:string email:string
          invoke  active_record
          create    db/migrate/20110402071401_create_users.rb
          create    app/models/user.rb
          invoke    test_unit
          create      test/unit/user_test.rb
          create      test/fixtures/users.yml
           route  resources :users
          invoke  scaffold_controller
          create    app/controllers/users_controller.rb
          invoke    erb
          create      app/views/users
          create      app/views/users/index.html.erb
          create      app/views/users/edit.html.erb
          create      app/views/users/show.html.erb
          create      app/views/users/new.html.erb
          create      app/views/users/_form.html.erb
          invoke    test_unit
          create      test/functional/users_controller_test.rb
          invoke    helper
          create      app/helpers/users_helper.rb
          invoke      test_unit
          create        test/unit/helpers/users_helper_test.rb
          invoke  stylesheets
          create    public/stylesheets/scaffold.css
    oi@oi:~/demo1$ rake db:migrate
    (in /home/tjyang/demo1)
    ==  CreateUsers: migrating ====================================================
    -- create_table(:users)
       -> 0.0020s
    ==  CreateUsers: migrated (0.0022s) ===========================================
  9. Verify user table really got created.
    oi@oi:~/demo1$ sqlite3 ./db/development.sqlite3
    SQLite version 3.6.23
    Enter ".help" for instructions
    Enter SQL statements terminated with a ";"
    sqlite> .tables
    schema_migrations  users
    sqlite> .exit
  10. Startup demo1 rails application
    oi@oi:~/demo1$ rails s
    => Booting WEBrick
    => Rails 3.0.5 application starting in development on
    => Call with -d to detach
    => Ctrl-C to shutdown server
    [2011-04-02 02:23:50] INFO  WEBrick 1.3.1
    [2011-04-02 02:23:50] INFO  ruby 1.8.7 (2009-06-12) [i386-solaris2.11]
    [2011-04-02 02:23:51] INFO  WEBrick::HTTPServer#start: pid=48 port=3000
    Started GET "/users" for at Sat Apr 02 02:25:53 -0500 2011
      Processing by UsersController#index as HTML
      User Load (1.0ms)  SELECT "users".* FROM "users"
    Rendered users/index.html.erb within layouts/application (4.3ms)
    Completed 200 OK in 58ms (Views: 11.0ms | ActiveRecord: 1.0ms)
    Started GET "/rails/info/properties" for at Sat Apr 02 02:27:06 -0500 2011
      Processing by Rails::InfoController#properties as
      SQL (0.5ms)   SELECT name
     FROM sqlite_master
     WHERE type = 'table' AND NOT name = 'sqlite_sequence'
      SQL (0.2ms)   SELECT name
     FROM sqlite_master
     WHERE type = 'table' AND NOT name = 'sqlite_sequence'
      SQL (0.1ms)  SELECT "schema_migrations"."version" FROM "schema_migrations"
    Rendered inline template (0.3ms)
    Completed 200 OK in 29ms (Views: 1.4ms | ActiveRecord: 0.8ms)
    Started GET "/users" for at Sat Apr 02 02:28:05 -0500 2011
      Processing by UsersController#index as HTML
      User Load (0.5ms)  SELECT "users".* FROM "users"
    Rendered users/index.html.erb within layouts/application (3.1ms)
    Completed 200 OK in 14ms (Views: 9.0ms | ActiveRecord: 0.5ms)
  11. See it from Chrome browser.
  12. See users listing
  13. Above procedure digitized into demo1.xml
    oi@openindiana:~$ cat demo1.xml
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
      <program name="rails" version="3.0.5" revision="1">
    case "${SB_SYSTYPE}" in
    # x86 OpenIndiana is currently shown as i386-pc-solaris-2.11.
    pfexec pkg install  pkg:/runtime/ruby-18 \
    # Need to specify gem 1.6.2 for now, 1.7.1 has issue.
    pfexec gem update --system  1.6.2
    pfexec gem install rails -v 3.0.5
    pfexec gem install sqlite3
    /var/ruby/1.8/gem_home/bin/rails new demo1
    cd demo1
    /var/ruby/1.8/gem_home/bin/rails generate scaffold User name:string email:string
    /var/ruby/1.8/gem_home/bin/rake db:migrate
    cd demo1
    /var/ruby/1.8/gem_home/bin/rails s
  14. Lets play it back by /opt/TWWfsw/bin/sb tool.
    oi@openindiana:~$ /opt/TWWfsw/bin/sb -uCBi demo1.xml
  15. References
    1. Ruby on Rails 3 tutorial
    2. Set up TWW sb on OI
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  1. I installed the latest rails and it seems to be working without any special versions.

    user@host:~$ ruby -v
    ruby 1.8.7 (2009-06-12 patchlevel 174) [i386-solaris2.11]
    user@host:~$ gem -v

    What bug was in version RubyGems 1.7.1 ??

  2. Another update: RVM will now work on OpenIndiana. There are quite a few packages to install before it will work, and you will need to make sure that /usr/gnu/bin is in the front of your path. This works with installing the latest versions of ruby 1.8.7 and 1.9.3, ree and jruby.

    Passenger is the last piece missing if you want to host a rails app with apache. I have a fork which fixes passenger's apache2 module for OpenIndiana here:

    Hopefully, it will be merged into the main passenger gem soon.