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I just got my first Macbook :). And now I want to configure it for Ruby on rails development. I want to setup following things:

  • Textmate
  • Ruby using RVM
  • Rails
  • Mysql
  • Postgresql
  • Apache

Also I am new to Xcode.

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sure I can transfer it for you – Mark Henderson Dec 21 '11 at 6:30
what is your question? – Graeme Hutchison Dec 21 '11 at 9:19
I want to install things listed above. I googled about, but found different tools/method being used for installation eg. Macports/homebrew. I need some instructions or pointer to a good tutorial that will help me to install things above. – Pravin Dec 21 '11 at 9:25

Have you seen this? setting up rails on snow leopard or this? Mac Setup or this? Installing Rails on Lion

This is a really common combo these days it wasn't hand to find a few walk-through descriptions.

Also, let me recommend osx-gcc-installer is you just want a compiler and don't plan on using XCode. I find XCode to be useless unless you're planning on writing Mac or iOS apps.

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See Installing Ruby, Rails, and MySQL on OS X Lion | Think Vitamin. Basically you'll have to dowload and install Xcode from the App Store, install Ruby and MySQL with Homebrew, and Rails with RubyGems.

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