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Avatar isea 9 post(s)


I want to give rails stack a go. When I create new project seems to be getting created but I can’t cd to it or see any existence of it. Here is my rails command. Any help will be appreciated.

/>C:\Program Files\BitNami RubyStack\use_ruby.batC:\Program Files\BitNami RubyStack\projects>rails iam
     create  app/controllers
     create  app/helpers
     create  app/models
     create  app/views/layouts
     create  config/environments
     create  components
     create  db
     create  doc
     create  lib
     create  lib/tasks
     create  log
     create  public/images
     create  public/javascripts
     create  public/stylesheets
     create  script/performance
     create  script/process
     create  test/fixtures
     create  test/functional
     create  test/integration
     create  test/mocks/development
     create  test/mocks/test
     create  test/unit
     create  vendor
     create  vendor/plugins
     create  tmp/sessions
     create  tmp/sockets
     create  tmp/cache
     create  tmp/pids
     create  Rakefile
     create  README
     create  app/controllers/application.rb
     create  app/helpers/application_helper.rb
     create  test/test_helper.rb
     create  config/database.yml
     create  config/routes.rb
     create  public/.htaccess
     create  config/boot.rb
     create  config/environment.rb
     create  config/environments/production.rb
     create  config/environments/development.rb
     create  config/environments/test.rb
     create  script/about
     create  script/breakpointer
     create  script/console
     create  script/destroy
     create  script/generate
     create  script/performance/benchmarker
     create  script/performance/profiler
     create  script/process/reaper
     create  script/process/spawner
     create  script/process/inspector
     create  script/runner
     create  script/server
     create  script/plugin
     create  public/dispatch.rb
     create  public/dispatch.cgi
     create  public/dispatch.fcgi
     create  public/404.html
     create  public/500.html
     create  public/index.html
     create  public/favicon.ico
     create  public/robots.txt
     create  public/images/rails.png
     create  public/javascripts/prototype.js
Permission denied - iam/public/javascripts/prototype.js
Avatar Manuel 71 post(s)

Hi isea,

Can you provide more information about the problem:
  • What version of Windows are you running?
  • Did you get any error message during the installation?
  • Once the command rails iam crashed, can you see something inside C:\Program Files\BitNami RubyStack\projects\iam?


Avatar isea 9 post(s)

Hi Manuel,

I am running Vista (I know ;) )

No errors during installation.

Nope, there is no C:\Program Files\BitNami RubyStack\projects\iam. The iam directory does not exist.
Thanks for your help

Avatar Daniel Lopez Administrator 140 post(s)

Can you try running the shell as administrator? Right click on the “Use ruby” and chose “Run as Administrator”. It should work

Avatar TMogran 1 post

Hi - I have this same issue - not sure about vista and its permissions. When run as administrator I launch in \windows\system32 folder. Not sure about running all the other environment variables. Is there a way to enable the provided icon to use appropriate permissions? Thanks!

Avatar Daniel Lopez Administrator 140 post(s)

We are looking into it, but in particular, even if the command line takes you to \windows\system32, you can then cd to the installation directory and everything will work ok.

Avatar Sutch 2 post(s)

I solved this problem by moving the projects folder into my User folder. From a security standpoint, I really don’t want to be developing applications as the administrator. For more complete details see

Avatar Manuel 71 post(s)

Thank you for your feedback Sutch. We are working on a new release with Apache and phpMyAdmin, we will work on permissions issue too.

Avatar Sutch 2 post(s)


Thanks. I’m looking forward to it.

Will the location of the projects folder also be addressed so that us Vista users don’t need to be concerned about administrator rights when creating a new project?

Avatar Manuel 71 post(s)

We’ve taken note of the suggestion. We will fix it on a next release :) .

Avatar isea 9 post(s)

Just for the record my issue was fixed by running cmd line as admin. Unfortunately, Vista won’t allow me to run as admin by default for this program. oh well. thanks for the help

Avatar temujin 1 post

We are working on a new release with Apache and phpMyAdmin, we will work on permissions issue too.

I am looking forward to a fix to the permissions issue in Vista too. ^^

Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)


This error has been fixed on the last version of RubyStack, 0.1-beta-4. We have relocated the default projects directory on Windows, to address Windows Vista UAC restrictions. Thanks Sutch for reporting this.