I’ve been trying to move a Rails 2.3.8 app from OXS to Windows XP for
demonstration purposes. I’m having a problem with some of the gems;
linecache is one.
When I try to install the linecache gem, I get the following:
gem install linecache
Building native extensions. This could take a while…
ERROR: Error installing linecache:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
‘make’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Gem files will remain installed in C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/
.43 for inspection.
Results logged to C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/linecache-0.43/ext/
Gem environment is:
- RUBYGEMS VERSION: 1.3.7
- RUBY VERSION: 1.8.7 (2010-08-16 patchlevel 302) [i386-mingw32]
- INSTALLATION DIRECTORY: C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
- RUBY EXECUTABLE: C:/Ruby187/bin/ruby.exe
- EXECUTABLE DIRECTORY: C:/Ruby187/bin
- RUBYGEMS PLATFORMS:
- GEM PATHS:
- C:/Documents and Settings/fencore/.gem/ruby/1.8
- GEM CONFIGURATION:
- REMOTE SOURCES:
I notice that the platform for the gem is ms-win32, which is
presumably why it fails. This is an issue because I have to prepare
some laptops for a client who wants to develop on windows boxes, so
I’d like to understand what is going on here. I’d also point out that
the same thing happems with ruby-debug; I haven’t gone through the
whole list of gems that I need yet.
I can force an install with --platform ms-win32 but that seems a
dubious approach to take.
Does anybody have a work-around for this problem?