The Joy of Hex

Drunken Monkey Coding Style with a hint of Carlin humor

Ruby Gem tool and Windows 7

May 30, 2010 - 1 minute read - RailsRubyWindows

While trying to setup the RoR with XAMPP on my windows 7 machine I encoundered an error 1ERROR: While executing gem ... (Errno::EEXIST) while trying to run 1gem install rails --include-dependencies Turns out none of the other gem commands worked. The solution is simple, you need to run the command prompt with elevated privileges (run as admin) to get it to work.