Il 14/11/2010 22:30, Wojtek Galaj ha scritto:
>>> I am completely new to Ruby on Rails. When i install gems some of them
>>> get installed to ~/.gem folder as apparently the other location is not
>>> writable.

i suggest forget the system gem command and use RVM 
(http://rvm.beginrescueend.com/) so you have a clean system and 
everything you need to develop your software is inside the ~/.rvm folder 
(ruby versions and gems).

> I have another question. It's a bit silly really. I am trying to make
> a new app but typing "rails new appName" creates a folder named "new"
> instead of "appName".

maybe you're using Rails 2.X and not Rails 3. Run `gem list` and show 
the result