Ferret Gem Installation on Windows

Trying to install ferret on my windows XP environment. Using
InstantRails 2.0 with RoR 2.0.2, and NetBeans 6.0. I had successfully
installed and built RailsSpace in InstantRails 1.7, but am trying to
upgrade RailsSpace to RoR 2.0.2 using the code that Michael has kindly
provided for us on the website.

When I run the gem install ferret command, I get the following error:

C:\Documents and Settings\ruparelb>gem install ferret
Updating metadata for 35 gems from http://gems.rubyforge.org

complete
Building native extensions. This could take a while…
ERROR: Error installing ferret:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

C:/InstantRails/ruby/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb install ferret
creating Makefile

nmake
‘nmake’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Gem files will remain installed in
C:/InstantRails/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/ferret-0.11.6 for
inspection.
Results logged to
C:/InstantRails/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/ferret-0.11.6/ext/gem_make.out

I tried googling for nmake and found nmake.exe on microsoft site
downloaded to install it, but no luck. Any help that you can provide
will be greatly appreciated.
Bharat

I had the same problem, i dowloaded the win32 gem (Ferret-0.11.5-
mswin32.gem) from:

http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=1028

Then run ‘gem install ferret’…worked for me…

PJ.

On Jan 21, 6:31 am, Bharat R. [email protected]

Hello PJ,
Thanks for your response. I was trying to avoid installing it as a
gem and was attempting to install it as a plug-in. I guess both are
OK?
Regards,
Bharat

Hi jayarajan,

I got the same problem.
If I download the win 32 gem, But I got same error again.

Please give me the solution.

Now are working fine with ferret.

Let me know your suggestion on this issue.

Thanks,
srinivasrao.pala

Srinu P. wrote:

Hi jayarajan,

I got the same problem.
If I download the win 32 gem, But I got same error again.

Please give me the solution.

Now are working fine with ferret.

Let me know your suggestion on this issue.

Thanks,
srinivasrao.pala

Perhaps there’s a bug in the latest version (0.11.6) I guess.
It works fine with “gem install ferret --version 0.11.5”

Can someone please tell me why oh why gem doesn’t just list the
different available versions and let you choose one?

Thanks Justin, I got ferret to install on Windows XP by using version
0.11.5. I was having the same trouble as the first poster initially.
-Andrew

On May 6, 4:14 am, Justin T. [email protected]

Justin T. wrote:

Srinu P. wrote:

Hi jayarajan,

I got the same problem.
If I download the win 32 gem, But I got same error again.

Please give me the solution.

Now are working fine with ferret.

Let me know your suggestion on this issue.

Thanks,
srinivasrao.pala

Perhaps there’s a bug in the latest version (0.11.6) I guess.
It works fine with “gem install ferret --version 0.11.5”

Hi Jayarajan,

I installed ferret gem “version 0.11.5”. It installed fine.
I think ferret will work now for me.

Thanks for your suggestion.

Thanks
srinivas

“gem install ferret” didn’t work for me (working with 0.11.6-rc7), but
“gem install ferret --version 0.11.5” did run without the nmake error.

“gem update ferret” throws the nmake error again :frowning:

Vito wrote:

I had the same problem and solved it exactly in the same way. However,
yesterday I looked at http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=1028 and
there were some changes in downloads, so you can actually grab 0.11.6
version for mswin and install it successfully - it works for me at
least. :slight_smile:
vito

I had the same problem and solved it exactly in the same way. However,
yesterday I looked at http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=1028 and
there were some changes in downloads, so you can actually grab 0.11.6
version for mswin and install it successfully - it works for me at
least. :slight_smile:
vito