When your ruby and rails tools are installed, you will need to create a rails project. To do this use the rails command
rails new /var/www/rails-project
The following error was noticed when trying to create a rails project
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.9.1/rubygems/custom_require.rb:36:in `require': cannot load such file -- openssl (LoadError)
The problem is that the openssl-devel package was missing from our system. Often times linux systems contain the openssl package, however, this does not contain the correct header files that are necessary.
The openssl-devel package luckily has everything needs, and is generally a good thing to install. This package can easily be installed using
yum install openssl-devel
The issue now is that ruby requires that this package be present during installation. Meaning we will need to re-install ruby and ruby gems. Perform the installation process again
For the ruby installation
./configure --prefix=/usr/local make make install
And to install ruby gems, change directory to the ruby gems package and
Now we can execute the rails new command once again. After successful installation of the project, you should see
Your bundle is complete! Use `bundle show [gemname]` to see where a bundled gem is installed.
Now you can begin your ruby and rails development. See you project install directory for more details.