These links are both out of date and do not help my issues. I did stumble across some other links and have it up and running. I am going to post a separate reply with my fix(es).
Ok I am close. I stumbled across this link http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Getting_Started_with_Ruby_on_Rails
First thing I did was
gem install mysql2 -v '0.2.18
to maintain compatibility with Rails 3.0.3 which I am stuck with on DH. I also added
gem 'mysql2', '0.2.18'
to my Gemfile. I am reading that mysql2 is faster and I was going to use mysql anyway.
I am also following a few items from this page http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Rails:
[server]$ mkdir ~/.gems
[server]$ cat >> ~/.bash_profile
Also the full path for
is required when you rake because its not in the default path (how do you fix this?)
I then finally figured out that my app was in production mode while I was playing with the demo and creating updating the dev databases but not the production ones thus the app failing. I forced the app in dev mode and it works.
How do you get rails to create the database schema in the parallel production databases??