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Ruby S. (Guest)
on 2009-04-10 18:03
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Hello team,

While attempting to install watir I came across the following errors.
Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you

ruby -v
ruby 1.9.1p0 (2009-01-30 revision 21907) [i386-mingw32]

gem -v

gem install watir
Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
ERROR:  Error installing watir:
ERROR:  Failed to build gem native extension.

F:/ruby/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb install watir
checking for strncpy_s()... *** extconf.rb failed ***
Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of necessary
libraries and/or headers.
Check the mkmf.log file for more details.  You may need configuration

Provided configuration options:
F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:362:in `try_do': The complier failed to
generate an executable file. (RuntimeError)
You have to install development tools first.
        from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:415:in `try_link0'
        from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:419:in `try_link'
        from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:527:in `try_func'
        from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:772:in `block in have_func'
        from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:668:in `block in
        from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:274:in `block (2 levels) in
        from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:248:in `open'
        from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:274:in `block in postpone'
        from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:248:in `open'
        from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:270:in `postpone'
        from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:667:in `checking_for'
        from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:771:in `have_func'
        from extconf.rb:9:in `<main>'

Gem files will remain installed in
F:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/win32-api-1.4.0 for inspection.
Results logged to
Updating class cache with 1396 classes...
Nigel H. (Guest)
on 2009-04-12 02:05
Hi there,

I don't think Watir is working with Ruby 1.9.1 yet, and will be happy to
know about.

If you want to a simple way to get a Watir up running with Ruby 1.8.6

Ruby S. (Guest)
on 2009-04-13 19:05
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On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 6:06 PM, Nigel Hennan

> --
> Posted via
Nigel, Thank you for your reply. I guess I'll wait until it works on
That;s the Ruby version I have these days.
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