Help watir


#1

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
1.3.1

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
options.

Provided configuration options:
–with-opt-dir
–without-opt-dir
–with-opt-include
–without-opt-include=${opt-dir}/include
–with-opt-lib
–without-opt-lib=${opt-dir}/lib
–with-make-prog
–without-make-prog
–srcdir=.
–curdir
–ruby=F:/ruby/bin/ruby
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:intry_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:intry_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:inblock in
checking_for’
from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:274:in block (2 levels) in postpone' from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:248:inopen’
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:inopen’
from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:270:in postpone' from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:667:inchecking_for’
from F:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.9.1/mkmf.rb:771:in have_func' from extconf.rb:9:in

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
F:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/win32-api-1.4.0/ext/gem_make.out
Updating class cache with 1396 classes…


#2

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
http://www.itest2.com/articles/2009/02/27/easy-setup-watir-with-pror-on-windows/

Nigel


#3

On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 6:06 PM, Nigel Hennan
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:


Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.

Nigel, Thank you for your reply. I guess I’ll wait until it works on
1.9.1.
That;s the Ruby version I have these days.