I’ve wasted quite some time on it and ran out of ideas, so I’m going to
I have Ruby installed by the One-Click Installer. That works great. Now,
I need to install ferret. So I go to the command line and type “gem
install ferret”. That’s where the hell begins.
I have MinGW and VC8 (so-called 2005), and the installer seems to be
using the latter. Initially I’m getting some errors caused by includes
not being reachable, but that can be solved by copying them from VC to
where the installer looks for them. After that, I get like 100 errors
that basically look like compatibility issues…
Is it possible to make gem (ruby? rake?) use MinGW? Is it possible to
“manually” compile the C extensions with MinGW and then make gem use
them? Finally, is it possible to make it work with VC8?
(Ferret wiki says it needs VC6 which I don’t have)
Simply speaking - how to make it work?