Problem with ferret & acts_as_ferret on Window XP

Platform :windows xp
ferret : gem install ferret -v=0.11.5 --platform mswin32
acts_as_ferret : gem install acts_as_ferret (version 0.4.3)
ruby version 1.8.6
rails version 2.1

all installations went with no error

add “require ‘acts_as_ferret’” in environment.rb

problem when booting WEBrick:
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:27:in
`gem_original_require’: no such file to load – ferret_ext
(MissingSourceFile)

i found ferret_ext.so under the dir
“C:\ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.8\gems\ferret-0.11.5-x86-mswin32\ext”

can’t find any useful solution by google

anyone can tell me y? Thanks!

BTW: i have no c compiler on XP, do i need one when installing ferret?

i copy the file ferret_ext.so to the folder
“C:\ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.8\gems\ferret-0.11.5-x86-mswin32\lib”
which ferret.rb is also in, and the WEBrick server start correctly…
so weird,
it seems this line
“$: << File.expand_path(File.join(File.dirname(FILE), “…/ext”))”
in ferret.rb is useless.

Hanguo Luo wrote:

Platform :windows xp
ferret : gem install ferret -v=0.11.5 --platform mswin32
acts_as_ferret : gem install acts_as_ferret (version 0.4.3)
ruby version 1.8.6
rails version 2.1

all installations went with no error

add “require ‘acts_as_ferret’” in environment.rb

problem when booting WEBrick:
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:27:in
`gem_original_require’: no such file to load – ferret_ext
(MissingSourceFile)

i found ferret_ext.so under the dir
“C:\ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.8\gems\ferret-0.11.5-x86-mswin32\ext”

can’t find any useful solution by google

anyone can tell me y? Thanks!

BTW: i have no c compiler on XP, do i need one when installing ferret?

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