Does this help you ?
Not really I need to use
but the ruby library for pcap requires that you make…make install to
install it. I don’t have access to a c compiler.
OK. The “./configure make…make install” installation process is
coming from Unix/Linux that doesn’t have anything comparable to it in
Windows, AFAIK. One convenient way to overcome that difficulty can be
to install Cygwin on your Windows system. That’s an attemp to bring
Linux/Unix functionality to Windows.
it should be sufficient that you download the setup.exe file from the
website, which guides you through some Windows-typical setup
process. If you have enough space on your computer, choose
everything there is , if you have a limited amount of space,
be sure to choose the developer tools, including the compiler ‘gcc’
and ‘make’, as well as, of course, Ruby.
Then run the GUI installation. This will give you two icons on your
desktop, named “Cygwin” and “Cygwin XFree86”. Click any of these.
This opens a console window.
To install a package from source under Linux/Unix/Cygwin, you download
to your computer, and best move it (under Windows) to the directory
Then, in the console, go to that directory:
cd /usr/local (in Linux, the main path is named /, and
puts it at C:/cygwin),
unpack and decompress it:
tar xvf package-version1.2.3.tar .
This creates a subdirectory for the software,
now go there
and type in (notice the dot):
The last three command allow it to set up the software on many
machines which have their specialties, and therefore, you’ll get a lot
of output and in between the make and the make install, you’ll probably
time to drink some coffee.
It may also be necessary to set some properties for your particular
software, decorating any of these last three commands with nice
You can find these things in a file INSTALL or README
that is in the C:/cygwin/usr/local/package-version1.2.3 directory.