If you’re having some trouble trying to install `therubyracer` on a Windows 8.1 machine we could be best friends. I’ve spent a bit of this evening getting my belt-tracker application back and running how it was (after a series of unfortunate events over the last weekend) and after I fixed my migrations and ran `bundle install` everything seemed okay.
I fired up the server (and that worked) then I opened up Chrome and was ready to get back to work unfortunately I was presented with an error sayin:
ExecJS Runtime failure at /
After reading error logs and a few posts around the place no one really seemed to have a solid fix.
Here is what I did to get it done:
- Deleted gemfile.lock
- Installed Python 2.7.5
- Installed NodeJS
After I did these three things I was able to run bundle install again and now my project is back to how it should be.
Why I wanted to do it this way
A few posts around the internet suggest just running TheRubyRacer in your production environment but I don’t like that much. I already understand that I’m using a Windows machine and will be deploying to a Unix operating system (Ubuntu) but I want to mimic my production environment as much as possible.
Following the three steps above will solve all your Ruby Racer problems.