Difficulties with Github (10 oct 12)
It turns out my initial commit of my 'routesfordummies' gem commited just one file, README.md, which was empty.
I guess I didn't read the instructions correctly.
But when you google the instructions, you inevitably get a morass of contradictory information.
At one point, I was reduced to downloading the Github application, which, naturally, made things much more difficult. When I tried to upload code, it came up with a message box saying it was unable to delete a repository.
Here's what I ended up doing:
$ mkdir gitcheckout $ cd gitcheckout $ git clone https://github.com/pdxrod/routesfordummies $ cp -Rf ../../routesfordummies/* . # copy all the files from routesfordummies to the new folder $ cp ../../routesfordummies/.gitignore . $ git remote rm origin $ git remote add origin git://github.com/pdxrod/routesfordummies $ git add * $ git commit -a $ git push origin master fatal: remote error: You can't push to git://github.com/pdxrod/routesfordummies.git Use firstname.lastname@example.org:pdxrod/routesfordummies.git $ git remote rm origin $ git remote add origin email@example.com:pdxrod/routesfordummies $ git push origin master Counting objects: 150, done. Delta compression using up to 4 threads. Compressing objects: 100% (121/121), done. Writing objects: 100% (148/148), 132.43 KiB, done.
Now, if you add this line
gem 'routesfordummies', github: 'pdxrod/routesfordummies'
to a Gemfile in a Rails 3 or 4 app, and enter
$ bundle install
you can use 'routesfordummies'.