I am completely new to Ruby on Rails, and programming in general, and
so I have what imagine are two pretty idiotic questions:
- I am trying to install all of the components I need to run RoR on
OS X Leopard (following instructions at
I got up to the part where I type “sudo gem update” into Terminal, and
all was well, until I got this error:
Attempting remote update of rubynode
Building native extensions. This could take a while…
ERROR: While executing gem … (Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError)
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
ruby extconf.rb update
==================== ERROR =====================
Please set RUBY_SOURCE_DIR to the source path of ruby 1.8.6
Any thoughts on how to get past this?
- Before I hit the above snag, I accidentally selected “fastthread
1.0.1 (mswin32)” instead of “fastthread 1.0.1 (ruby)”, during the gem
update. How can I now install the correct version of fastthread? (not
even sure what that is, but it seems important).