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Time to Learn Some More Tools

For a while now I have been put off programming by my daytime experiences, but a recent Ruby5 podcast has whetted my appetite for fun again.

The great thing I found was that the initial install didn’t quite go smoothly…

[Tue, 29 Jun 2010 07:42:01 -0400] INFO: Starting Chef Solo Run
[Tue, 29 Jun 2010 07:42:11 -0400] INFO: Replacing the run_list with ["homebrew", "homebrew::dbs", "homebrew::misc", "ruby", "ruby::irbrc", "ruby::rails", "ruby::sinatra", "node"] from JSON
[Tue, 29 Jun 2010 07:42:12 -0400] INFO: Setting group to 20 for template[/Users/mike/.cider.profile]
[Tue, 29 Jun 2010 07:42:12 -0400] ERROR: template[/Users/mike/.cider.profile] (/Users/mike/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.8.7-p299/gems/chef-0.8.16/lib/chef/mixin/recipe_definition_dsl_core.rb line 59) had an error:
Operation not permitted - /Users/mike/.cider.profile
/Users/mike/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.8.7-p299/gems/chef-0.8.16/bin/../lib/chef/provider/file.rb:118:in `chown'

… so now I have a chance to use rdebug on a real issue, and maybe get to learn something about OS X and the Ruby setup. I’m looking forward to learning more about Cider, and maybe having some fun again.

After a little fooling around with rdebug I decided that the most expedient thing to do was add myself to group 20 and see if Cider would install OK. A quick Yahoo search for adding a user to a group in OS X Snow Leopard led me to this post, and with a quick

dseditgroup -o edit -u mike -p -a mike -t user staff

The install seems to be progressing…

1 July 2010:

My goal was to leave the Snow Leopard install of Ruby alone, and see if I could get the entire thing set up without using sudo. Unfortunately that meant I had to install rvm (from tarball as OS X doesn’t have a git by default) and an rvm ruby to get going. When it tried to install the ~/Developer/… rvm it fell over.

So… use sudo to get cider installed as part of the OS X install and see what it does!

2 July 2010:

It looks like it’s more than just my Ruby which will get dusted off soon, Cider uses RVM which allows multiple rubies and gemsets, and Homebrew to manage installed software on OS X. I ought to know at least what all the programs and gems installed by Cider are, and maybe learn a few of them:

ratdog:~ mike$ brew list
ack		libevent	node		redis		wget
ctags		markdown	npm		rlwrap
fortune		memcached	postgresql	rpg
git		mongodb		proctools	sqlite
kiwi		mysql		readline	tig
ratdog:~ mike$ rvm list

rvm rubies

=> ruby-1.8.7-p248 [ x86_64 ]
ratdog:~ mike$ gem list

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

abstract (1.0.0)
actionmailer (3.0.0.beta3, 2.3.8)
actionpack (3.0.0.beta3, 2.3.8)
activemodel (3.0.0.beta3)
activerecord (3.0.0.beta3, 2.3.8)
activeresource (3.0.0.beta3, 2.3.8)
activesupport (3.0.0.beta3, 2.3.8)
arel (0.3.3)
awesome_print (0.2.1)
builder (2.1.2)
bundler (0.9.26)
configuration (1.1.0)
engineyard (0.3.2)
erubis (2.6.6)
escape (0.0.4)
heroku (1.9.9)
highline (1.5.2)
hirb (0.3.2)
i18n (0.3.7)
json (1.4.3)
json_pure (1.4.3)
launchy (0.3.5)
looksee (0.2.1)
mail (2.2.5)
map_by_method (0.8.3)
memcache-client (1.8.3)
mime-types (1.16)
net-http-spy (0.2.1)
polyglot (0.3.1)
rack (1.1.0)
rack-mount (0.6.6)
rack-test (0.5.4)
rails (3.0.0.beta3, 2.3.8)
railties (3.0.0.beta3)
rake (0.8.7)
rdoc (2.5.8)
rest-client (1.5.1, 1.4.2)
sinatra (1.0)
sketches (0.1.1)
termios (0.9.4)
text-format (1.0.0)
text-hyphen (1.0.0)
thor (0.13.7)
treetop (1.4.8)
tzinfo (0.3.22)
what_methods (1.0.1)
wirble (0.1.3)

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