Ghislain MARY wrote:

>In fact, I was trying to install each dependency manually because I was 
>getting this when installing rails:
>
>
>$ gem install rails
>Attempting local installation of 'rails'
>Local gem file not found: rails*.gem
>Attempting remote installation of 'rails'
>ERROR:  While executing gem ... (NameError)
>    undefined method `perform_action' for class `ActionController::Base'
>
>  
>

That's very strange.  Does running 'gem -v' report '0.8.4'?  If not, you 
could try updating your gem install.  Otherwise, I'd post on the Rails 
mailing list.

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