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OpenstreetView (OSV) – RoR Application

OpenStreetView (OSV)  is a Ruby on Rails application.
Requirements for OSV
  1. MySQL (Database)
  2. Ruby 1.8-dev
  3. Rails 2.3.8
  4. Rubygems
Installation steps for requirements :
  1. MySQL

    Open the terminal and run the following command :
    $ sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client

  2. Ruby 1.8-dev

    Open terminal and then write the following command :
    $ sudo apt-get install ruby1.8-dev

  3. Rubygems

    Download Rubygems :
    Now unzip that using following command in terminal :
    $ cd Downloads (Move to location where you downloaded rubygems)
    $ unzip

    Now move rubygems-1.3.7 to /usr/local/src
    Open terminal and write
    $ cd Downloads
    $ mv rubygems-1.3.7 /usr/local/src

    After that install rubygems. Open terminal and run
    $ cd /usr/local/src/rubygems-1.3.7
    $ ruby setup.rb


    You can install rubygems by running following command in terminal:
    $ sudo apt-get install rubygems

  4. Rails 2.3.8

    Run following command in terminal:
    $ sudo gem install rails -v 2.3.8

Now check whether you have installed each and everything correctly or not.
Run following in treminal:

      $ ruby -v
      $ gem -v
      $ rails -v

After fulfilling the requirements, its time to download OSV code.

Download the code from:

And then extract that somewhere you want.

Or you can do as below:

mkdir OSV
cd OSV
sudo apt-get install git-core;
git clone git://
// or
git clone
cd OpenStreetView
cd config
sudo gedit config/database.yml

It will Open the database.yml in Geditor. This file contain the Information regarding the Database connection for OSV So Carefully do as:

a)Change user and password of MySQL and socket as follow
b)socket: /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock

Now edit the other file as:
sudo gedit config/environment.rb

// Change server name from to localhost in line
// number 7, in line number 4, make version for RAILS_GEM_VERSION as ‘2.3.8’
Now Change the Directory as Follow as:

cd vendor/plugins/
a)git clone restful_authentication
b)sudo rake gems:install
You are Just two Steps away to Run OSV. Now change the Directory as Following and do as:

a)cd OSV/OpenStreetView
c)rake db:migrate

The script/server will Start the server , Now you Can run the OSV at localhost as:
 Browse in browser(localhost:3000)

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