Install RMagick2.9.0 Rails 2.1.2, Ruby 1.8.6 ,filecolumn-0.3

Install ImageMagick and RMagick for Rails 2.1.2, Ruby 1.8.6, File Column
0.3 in Windows XP SP2

  1. Download ImageMagick and RMagick from

  2. Extract it and change to the location.

    cd RMagick-2.9.0-ImageMagick-6.4.8-6-Q8

  3. Install ImageMagick-6.4.8-6


  4. Install RMagick-2.9.0

    Open Command Prompt window and change directory to the extracted
    files location

    cd RMagick-2.9.0-ImageMagick-6.4.8-6-Q8

    gem update --system

    gem install rmagick --local

    Console output:
    Successfully installed rmagick-2.9.0-x86-mswin32
    1 gem installed

  5. Verify RMagick Installation

    Open new command prompt window


    irb(main):001:0> require ‘rubygems’


    irb(main):001:0> require ‘RMagick’


  6. Download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable
    Package (x86)

  7. Changes in File Column Plugin (file-column-0.3)

    Go to vendor/plugins/file-column-0.3 in your Rails Application.

    In “lib/magick_file_column.rb” file, replace the line

    require_gem ‘rmagick’
    require ‘RMagick’

    and save it.

That’s all and enjoy using RMagick and File Column.