[Instantrails-users] Where did I go wrong?

Curt Hibbs curt.hibbs at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 22:12:36 EST 2005


On 11/15/05, DeeJay <smartgpx at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> It is easy to overlook (I know, because I have done it!) the Second of
> the instructions under Install and Verify:
>
> " Make sure the installation path does not contain any space characters "
>
> That rules out using "C:\Program Files\" , for example.
>
> (I assume that the directory path rewriting that is carried out when
> Instant Rails spots that its installation directory has changed gets
> confused by the spaces in such strings, and produces an installation
> where some of the paths are invalid. It's not a bug, it's a documented
> feature!)
>

The problem is with one of the components in Instant Rails that can't handle
paths with spaces. Unfortunately, I can't remember who the culprit was.

In any case, I just realized that Instant Rails should check for this and
warn you. I'll add this to my todo list.

Curt
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