I’m trying to install ferret on windows, so I chose
ferret-0.10.9-mswin32.gem from the download page, as it includes a
already pre-compiled ferret_ext.so (is that correct?) and I don’t have
any C compiler here. The gem installed it correctly, but the test didn’t
work. So I called these commands:
ruby setup.rb config
ruby setup.rb setup
ruby setup.rb install
the first was aborted (missing nmake of course)
I copied the extconf.rb from the 0.10.11 distribution, as it was not
included. The 2nd command said “The C extensions could not be
installed”, the 3rd told me not to worry about that and the 4th seemed
to work fine.
After that the tests are running, but keep crashing with
C:/Ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/ferret/index.rb:125: [BUG] Segmentation
ruby 1.8.2 (2004-12-25) [i386-mswin32]
Is that because this version is buggy or is there no other way than to
install a C compiler?
Thanks for your help.