SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.


You want to install rbenv, but when you are trying to clone the code with:

git clone ~/.rbenv

you get the following error:

fatal: unable to access '': SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.


If you are behind a proxy server make sure that you add your proxy server details in your ~/.bash_profile and source the file afterwards.

So first add the details of your proxy like:

export http_proxy=
export https_proxy=

And finally source the file before running the installation again:

source ~/.bash_profile

Creating a simple rails docker image for testing in cloud deployment

Trying to deploy a rails application in a cloud provider ie dreamhost, that uses OpenStack these are the steps needed:

  1. Install docker in your development machine and your cloud provider by following the installation instructions from here
  2. Create an account in Docker Hub, that will be needed later on to push your docker image with the application
  3. Pull the official rails docker image to your development environment:
    sudo docker pull rails:latest
  4. Create a new simple rails application:
    rails new docker_test
  5. Change to the application directory and add a Dockerfile in the root directory containing the following:
    FROM rails:onbuild
  6. Build your new image by using:
    sudo docker build -t rails_docker_test .
  7. Check that your image was build by using:
    sudo docker images
  8. Start the container with:
    sudo docker run --name rails_test -p -d rails_docker_test
  9. Make sure that you can see the initial rails page by using your browser to go to
  10. Push your image to your Docker Hub account by first logging in to it from the command line:
    sudo docker login --username=yourhubusername

    , and then when you get ‘Login Succeeded’, push your image to your account:

    sudo docker push yourhubusername/rails_docker_test
  11. TBC