Substruct is not meant for end users or novices to install.
This is a software program made for professional web developers. If you don't have experience developing software you could be extremely frustrated by this process.
These directions assume you already have a working Rails hosting environment. This means...
These directions also assume you have some familiarity with developing Rails applications in general and a working knowledge of your file system.
Imagemagick is required to resize image files that are uploaded for your products and content.
There are various ways to install it, depending on the operating system you're running.
This example probably doesn't cover every scenario. If you're confused, please google "how to install imagemagick (your operating system here)"
All releases are stored as tar / gzipped files here: http://code.google.com/p/substruct/downloads/list
They are marked with version numbers. Grab the latest one and extract it using TAR or a similar utility.
If you don't know how to extract tarred/gzipped files please go google that.
You'll need to have a running database to use Substruct.
We recommend the following database setup:
Edit your database.yml file to make sure that Rails can access your database properly. For more information on the database.yml file, visit this url: http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/database.yml
Substruct stores required gem files in the vendor/gems folder for ease of installation. This means you don't have to require the gems, but you still have to build them for your native platform.
Run the following command.
Run this command from inside the substruct directory you extracted previously
rake db:create rake substruct:db:bootstrap
Fire up your environment!
Try to login to http://localhost:3000/admin as ''admin'' / ''admin''
If you're going to be doing credit card transactions you need a processor account. Check out how to get one.
Make sure you check out how to maintain Substruct via cron as well.