Forum: Ruby on Rails Ferret Gem Install fails under Locomotive

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davis (Guest)
on 2007-03-22 04:16
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Hi all,

Hoping somebody can shed some light on this for me, haven't been able
to find any posts anywhere about similar problems.

I was trying to install the ferret gem under locomotive.  I opened the
terminal through locomotive so it had the correct paths set, and ran
"sudo gem install ferret".  This is the error I received:

Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError)
    ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

ruby extconf.rb install ferret
creating Makefile

sh: line 1: make: command not found

Gem files will remain installed in /Applications/Locomotive2/Bundles/
ferret-0.11.3 for inspection.
Results logged to /Applications/Locomotive2/Bundles/
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