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    InstantRails on Windows XP

    Just bought the Site Point book and tried to install InstantRails, however when I open it up I get this message -
    "Apache port 80 is used by '"' {inetinfo.exe}!

    Can anyone help me out there?

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    Are you running Microsoft IIS? If so, try shutting it down.

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    On Windows, installing Rails is very easy without instant rails. If you can't get instant rails to work (though jmoriconi is probably on to right track) try this:

    1. Install One-click Ruby. When you run the install program, make sure you choose the option to install/include gems.
    2. At the command prompt enter gem install rails --include-dependencies and that will download and install the rails framework for you. (where/if prompted, pick the win32 options)
    3. Install the Windows Essentials version of MySQL.

    The process is very straight forward, and once you see how easy it is, you won't bother with instant rails. It even works a treat on Vista.

    On Windows, I'd also recommend using the MySQL GUI tools. They are a bit flaky on Linux in my experience, but work a treat on Windows systems. They make managing the database much easier in my opinion.


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