Mongrel install crash on win32

Something suddenly went wrong in my ruby install.

When installing Mongrel on my Windows XP laptop, it incorrectly tries to
build it as a native extension. I don’t even get the selection where I
can choose to install a compiled version.

I would appreciate any help/links or similar, as I frankly don’t
understand what’s going on and why I dont get the usual selection box.

C:>gem install mongrel
Building native extensions. This could take a while…
ERROR: Error installing mongrel:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

c:/ruby/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb install mongrel
creating Makefile

nmake
‘nmake’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Gem files will remain installed in
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fastthread-1.0.1 for inspection.
Results logged to
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fastthread-1.0.1/ext/fastthread/gem_make.out

PS. for further investigation I have attached the output from running
the gem install with --debug flag

On Nov 27, 2007 9:34 AM, Jesper Rønn-jensen [email protected]
wrote:

Something suddenly went wrong in my ruby install.

When installing Mongrel on my Windows XP laptop, it incorrectly tries to
build it as a native extension. I don’t even get the selection where I
can choose to install a compiled version.

I would appreciate any help/links or similar, as I frankly don’t
understand what’s going on and why I dont get the usual selection box.

Two things:

What version of RubyGems are you using? 0.9.5 shows some problems with
mswin32 platform.

It seems this is the problem, since there is a native build of
fastthread for mswin32 (even that mongrel-mswin32 don’t require it).

I suggest you revert to 0.9.4 until this issue get solved. Eric H.
is working on it.


Luis L.
Multimedia systems

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which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that
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Luis L. wrote:

What version of RubyGems are you using? 0.9.5 shows some problems with
mswin32 platform.

[…]
I suggest you revert to 0.9.4 until this issue get solved. Eric H.
is working on it.

Thanks for the quick answer! I really appreciate that.

but how do I revert to a previous version??

I tried these without luck:

gem uninstall rubygems -v 0.9.5
=> ERROR: While executing gem … (Gem::InstallError)
Unknown gem rubygems-= 0.9.5

gem uninstall rubygems-update
=> Successfully uninstalled rubygems-update-0.9.5

Here is my gem environment:
C:>gem environment
RubyGems Environment:

  • RUBYGEMS VERSION: 0.9.5 (0.9.5)
  • RUBY VERSION: 1.8.6 (2007-03-13 patchlevel 0) [i386-mswin32]
  • INSTALLATION DIRECTORY: c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
  • RUBY EXECUTABLE: c:/ruby/bin/ruby.exe
  • RUBYGEMS PLATFORMS:
    • ruby
    • x86-mswin32-60
  • GEM PATHS:
    • c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
  • GEM CONFIGURATION:
    • :update_sources => true
    • :verbose => true
    • :benchmark => false
    • :backtrace => false
    • :bulk_threshold => 1000
  • REMOTE SOURCES:

Jesper wrote:

but how do I revert to a previous version??

OK I found out. Downloaded version 0.9.4 from rubyforge then

gem install rubygems-update-0.9.4.gem

Thanks a lot for pointing me to it :slight_smile:

/Jesper
Blog: www.justaddwater.dk

Note to self: release 0.9.4 downloaded from
http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=126

On Nov 28, 2007 5:38 AM, Jesper Rønn-jensen [email protected]
wrote:

Here is the proper end of the story:

I tried to reinstall as described above, but 0.9.5 did not uninstall.
End of story was that I had to:

  • uninstall C:\ruby
  • reinstall gems

It took a bit longer. But finally worked.

Jesper, please excuse I couldn’t answer you back yesterday, was a
nightmare here at the office (the redundant power supply of one server
crashed, all the 3!) So took us a lot of hard work to put it back
online.

Regarding your problem, you should have:

Downloaded rubygems-0.9.4.zip from rubyforge page [1]

Unpacked into any clean folder,

run: ruby setup.rb install

that should have overwrite your 0.9.5 installation.

If that didn’t work as expected, you an also remove
lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8 the files and folders for rubygems:

ubygems.rb rubygems.rb and rubygems folder.

Then install 0.9.4 again as described above.


Luis L.
Multimedia systems

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort,
which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that
is worthwhile.
Vince Lombardi

Here is the proper end of the story:

I tried to reinstall as described above, but 0.9.5 did not uninstall.
End of story was that I had to:

  • uninstall C:\ruby
  • reinstall gems

It took a bit longer. But finally worked.

/Jesper
Blog: www.justaddwater.dk

Thanks Luis for getting back.
I hope for someone to consider implementing a
gem uninstall --system
for easier uninstall along the way (even though I hope nobody will ever
need it).

I’m sorry to hear about the problems at work. Hopefully things will work
out.
Thanks!

/Jesper

Regarding your problem, you should have:

Downloaded rubygems-0.9.4.zip from rubyforge page [1]

Unpacked into any clean folder,

run: ruby setup.rb install

that should have overwrite your 0.9.5 installation.

If that didn’t work as expected, you an also remove
lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8 the files and folders for rubygems:

ubygems.rb rubygems.rb and rubygems folder.

Then install 0.9.4 again as described above.

Before I could do “ruby setup.rb install” I needed to do “ruby setup.rb
config”. 0.9.4 then installed although it seemed to install the docs for
0.9.5.

Thanks for this.

simply “ruby setup.rb” seems to work too

On Dec 11, 2007 10:03 AM, Phil T. [email protected] wrote:

Before I could do “ruby setup.rb install” I needed to do “ruby setup.rb
config”. 0.9.4 then installed although it seemed to install the docs for
0.9.5.

Oh, I always forget about config before install :stuck_out_tongue:

The 0.9.5 docs can be removed from lib/ruby/gems/1.8/doc

I hope Eric and the RubyGems team release a fix soon, removes the joy
of using Ruby…


Luis L.
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Hi Guys,

I seem to be getting the same error… and I am on /9.4 of gems… :frowning:
Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Ashish

Luis L. wrote:

On Dec 11, 2007 10:03 AM, Phil T. [email protected] wrote:

Before I could do “ruby setup.rb install” I needed to do “ruby setup.rb
config”. 0.9.4 then installed although it seemed to install the docs for
0.9.5.

Oh, I always forget about config before install :stuck_out_tongue:

The 0.9.5 docs can be removed from lib/ruby/gems/1.8/doc

I hope Eric and the RubyGems team release a fix soon, removes the joy
of using Ruby…


Luis L.
Multimedia systems

A common mistake that people make when trying to design
something completely foolproof is to underestimate
the ingenuity of complete fools.
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Hi Phil,

Worked perfectly… Thanks

Ashish

Phil T. wrote:

Mongrel is working with the latest Rails and Rubygems install. Rubygems
1.0 has been released which addresses many of the issues that Windows
users have been experiencing.

gem uninstall mongrel (select all versions)
gem update --system
gem install rails
gem install mongrel

Rubygems should no longer ask for a platform and should install
automatically. Anyone using mongrel_service though will still have
issues but it’s being worked on so hoping to see a fix soon.

Mongrel is working with the latest Rails and Rubygems install. Rubygems
1.0 has been released which addresses many of the issues that Windows
users have been experiencing.

gem uninstall mongrel (select all versions)
gem update --system
gem install rails
gem install mongrel

Rubygems should no longer ask for a platform and should install
automatically. Anyone using mongrel_service though will still have
issues but it’s being worked on so hoping to see a fix soon.

C:>gem install mongrel

when you install mongrel in win32, you need :
C:>gem install mongrel_service
because, in win32 support mongrel in service to run webserver.
And then just run mongrel_rails to see what services

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