Maybe I’m being dense but I’m trying to install GSL on Windows.
I’m trying to take the precompiled route with the rb-gsl-1.7.0 tarball
(http://codeforpeople.com/lib/ruby/rb-gsl-win/) and I unzip it into
c:/rb-gsl-1.7.0. The instructions specify that the gsl-config must be
in the search path so I ensure that my path has my ruby executable
(1.8.4) and has the rb-gsl-1.7.0 directory included.
Yet, when I execute the setup I get the following:
checking gsl version… C:/rb-gsl-1.7.0/ext/extconf.rb:143: Check
installed, and the command “gsl-config” is in search path.
setup.rb:535:in `command’: 'system c:/ruby/bin/ruby
rb ’ failed (RuntimeError)
Is my gsl-config not in the path somehow? Or do I need some other GSL
package previously installed? Should I be install through MS command
prompt, or Cygwin (I’ve tried both, same message).
Alternatively, I’ve tried compiling my own binaries through Cygwin and
I’m still waiting for those to finish compiling, but when I did it the
first run through I didn’t specify the prefix (which I figure messed it
Anyway, any information you can provide as far as getting GSL onto my
Windows environment would be great.