RMagick Install Woes ;_;

Running Win7 64 bit

Having troubles installing RMagick. I was following the read me, and I
only got to the part where it tells you to type out “gem install rmagick
–local” and then I get the following error: “ERROR: Could not find a
valid gem ‘rmagick’ (>= 0) in any repository”

So… basically I’m not sure how to continue from here? I keep reading
that there are ruby header files that I may not have or if I really need
them.

If I do, I’m not sure where or how to get them.

Sorry for my nubness ;_;

I appreciate the help in advance, thanks!

the --local is probably what’s getting you. Remove it :slight_smile:

I get this if I just type gem install rmagick

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

C:/Ruby/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb
±---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| This rmagick gem is for use only on Linux, BSD, OS X, and similar systems |
| that have a gnu or similar toolchain installed. The rmagick-win32 gem is a |
| pre-compiled version of RMagick bundled with ImageMagick for use on |
| Microsoft Windows systems. The rmagick-win32 gem is available on RubyForge.|
| See http://rmagick.rubyforge.org/install-faq.html for more information. |
±---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
*** extconf.rb failed ***
Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of
necessary libraries and/or headers. Check the mkmf.log file for more
details. You may need configuration options.

Provided configuration options:
–with-opt-dir
–without-opt-dir
–with-opt-include
–without-opt-include=${opt-dir}/include
–with-opt-lib
–without-opt-lib=${opt-dir}/lib
–with-make-prog
–srcdir=.
–curdir
–ruby=C:/Ruby/bin/ruby

Gem files will remain installed in
C:/Ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rmagick-2.13.1
for inspection.
Results logged to
C:/Ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rmagick-2.13.1/ext/RMagick/gem_
make.out

C:\Users\Pierre>

J. K. wrote in post #986614:

hi there -

judging by the C:, you’re using a windows system… following the
link in the error you received (
http://rmagick.rubyforge.org/install-faq.html )led me here:
http://rubyforge.org/projects/rmagick/
looks like this is the place to download the rmagick gem and installer
for windows…

good luck-

j

I downloaded and installed that already.

On Mar 9, 4:45pm, Pierre P. [email protected] wrote:

If I do, I’m not sure where or how to get them.

Sorry for my nubness ;_;

I appreciate the help in advance, thanks!

Please see RubyInstaller wiki section, Tutorials:

http://github.com/oneclick/rubyinstaller/wiki/Tutorials

To install RMagick gem you need RMagick development headers and
libraries, which you need to install from ImageMagick installers.

hi there -

judging by the C:, you’re using a windows system… following the
link in the error you received (
http://rmagick.rubyforge.org/install-faq.html )led me here:
http://rubyforge.org/projects/rmagick/
looks like this is the place to download the rmagick gem and installer
for windows…

good luck-

j

Pierre P. wrote in post #986560:

Running Win7 64 bit

Having troubles installing RMagick. I was following the read me, and I
only got to the part where it tells you to type out “gem install rmagick
–local” and then I get the following error: “ERROR: Could not find a
valid gem ‘rmagick’ (>= 0) in any repository”

So… basically I’m not sure how to continue from here? I keep reading
that there are ruby header files that I may not have or if I really need
them.

If I do, I’m not sure where or how to get them.

Sorry for my nubness ;_;

I appreciate the help in advance, thanks!

I ran into this error as well while trying to install rmagick on Windows
(32 bit XP). I needed to first navigate to the folder containing the
.gem file and then run chdir in order to set the folder as my current
directory, after that gem install rmagick --local works properly

C:>chdir C:\Temp\rmagick-win32

C:\Temp\rmagick-win32>dir
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 0881-E678

Directory of C:\Temp\rmagick-win32

05/24/2012 11:52 AM .
05/24/2012 11:52 AM …
10/04/2009 10:50 AM 12,792,388
ImageMagick-6.5.6-8-Q8-windows-dll.exe
10/04/2009 01:50 PM 7,344 README.html
10/04/2009 01:47 PM 11,233,280 rmagick-2.12.0-x86-mswin32.gem
10/04/2009 09:21 AM 1,269,635 RMagick-2.12.0.tar.gz
4 File(s) 25,302,647 bytes
2 Dir(s) 27,060,756,480 bytes free

C:\Temp\rmagick-win32> gem install rmagick --local