Using the RubyGems Package Manager I was able to install sqlite3 successfully, after a long, long, long (literally hours) wait. What seemed like a hang at
"Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org", except for the CPU crunching going on, eventually completed (maybe the WEBrick server is slow?).
I was also able to install rails and it's dependencies. Almost as long were all the
"installing ri documentation"
"installing rdoc documentation"
I then did
Mistake. rubygems was updated and broke Gems giving a "gems_server deprecated use gems server" error. So, not being able to use the RubyGems Package Manager any longer, I was forced to uninstall and reinstall Ruby.
SciTE again didn't work. Uninstall and reinstall again, but with 2 differences.
At the "select components to install" Gems and SciTE are selected by default, I unchecked and rechecked them instead of just hitting "next".
And at the last "reboot now or boot later" I chose "later". SciTE now works.
I can get gems, irb, and sqlite prompts, and they work, but I'm still having trouble getting rails to create a directory. Even after commenting out the
line in config\environment.rb to avoid the unexpected < syntax error, it seems
<%= '# ' if freeze %>RAILS_GEM_VERSION = '<%= Rails::VERSION::STRING %>' unless defined? RAILS_GEM_VERSION
doesn't do what I want it to.
fxri still doesn't work either, but I guess I can do without that as long as I can get rails to work.
Progress, but aaarrrggghhhh!