Active Merchant CCAvenue integration

CCAvenue is an Indian payment gateway; they claim to be the biggest in South Asia. Last week I was looking for an Active Merchant plugin to integrate CCAvenue in a Rails application, but apparently none has been made public so far. So here it is.



Latest rubygems on Ubuntu

At NDTV, we tend to stick to LTS releases of Ubuntu in our servers. Due to the update restrictions, we usually end up building rubygems from source as the default package is outdated. I don’t like this solution as it messes up package dependencies. Turns out there is a PPA for rubygems that seems to be more frequently updated.

On releases older than 9.10, you have add the following lines to your sources.list

deb jaunty main

deb-src jaunty main

Replace jaunty with your Ubuntu release name

You will have to import the repository key as well

sudo apt-key adv –keyserver –recv-keys 81C0BE11

On 9.10 and newer, adding the repository is as simple as:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-on-rails/ppa

At this point, you can install/update rubygems like before

sudo aptitude update

sudo aptitude install rubygems