Dep_walker 1.0.1 Released

dep_walker version 1.0.1 has been released!

The dep_walker is small utility gem that checks dependencies for native
extensions used by installed gems on Windows. If you are
{RubyInstaller}[] user and have seen message

“This application has failed to start because <name_of_dll>.dll was not
found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem”

when you tried to use gem that has pre-built binariy extension, you’ve
faced common problem on Windows systems - missing dependency dll. Same
error might occur even if extension library was built during gem
installation if all header files and libraries are available to the
build tools, but runtime dependencies are not present.

With dep_walker you can simply check all installed gems. Even more, if
log is turned on, gem will print out information where dependency is
found on the system, so you can check whether Ruby extension really uses
correct version of required dll.


1.0.1 / 2011-05-07

  • Bugfixes:

    • Fixed checking all gems
    • Gem built with Ruby 1.8.7 to avoid error in date format caused by
      RubyGems 1.8.1