I’m trying to use Feedzirra within my rails app and am having a
mountain of trouble trying to get the gem installed.
Running “gem install pauldix-feedzirra” gives me the following output.
ERROR: Error installing pauldix-feedzirra:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
“C:/Program Files/Ruby/186-26/bin/ruby.exe” extconf.rb
checking for curl-config… no
checking for main() in curl.lib… no
*** 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:
extconf.rb:12: Can’t find libcurl or curl/curl.h (RuntimeError)
Try passing --with-curl-dir or --with-curl-lib and --with-curl-
options to extconf.
Gem files will remain installed in C:/Program Files/Ruby/186-26/lib/
8/gems/taf2-curb-0.5.4.0 for inspection.
Results logged to C:/Program Files/Ruby/186-26/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/
I took this as Curl was not installed, so have been trying to work out
how to setup Curl in my enviroment with no success at all.
I’ve download curl-7.19.6-devel-mingw32.zip and placed it with the
“ruby/lib” directory under “curl” and then attempted to reference that
path when both trying to install the gem on feedzirra and when trying
to perform a rake install in the curb freshly downloaded from github.
I’ve moved the curl directory to the root of my drive, run prompt in
admin mode, tried the --with-curl-dir --with-curl-lib and everything
else in the list it recommends and any help I could find on Google.
Everytime it’s comes back with the same error and to be fair to it I
can’t find the curl-config and curl.lib files within my curl zip
download anyway but that is the windows lib from the curl website.
Does anyone know where I’m going wrong here. I’ve not been using Ruby
or Rails that long so I might be making a silly mistake. Step by step
instructions would be a god send.