RubyScript2Exe

Hello all!

I just downloaded rubyscript2exe.gem from
http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/rubyscript2exe/index.html, but it isn’t
working. I’ve done exactly as the manual says, but it outputs the
following:

Tracing x …
Couldn’t execute this command (rc=):

I’ve also given it a go with the .rb file found at
http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/rubyscript2exe/download/rubyscript2exe.rb,
but the same thing occurs. If more details are needed, let me know.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Yannick G. wrote:

Hello all!

I just downloaded rubyscript2exe.gem from
http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/rubyscript2exe/index.html, but it isn’t
working. I’ve done exactly as the manual says, but it outputs the
following:

Tracing x …
Couldn’t execute this command (rc=):

I’ve also given it a go with the .rb file found at
http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/rubyscript2exe/download/rubyscript2exe.rb,
but the same thing occurs. If more details are needed, let me know.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Forgive the bump, but nobody has replied, and I’m intrigued as to why
the program is not working.

Dear Yannick,

welcome to the club of people who don’t get any
responses to their posts on this list ;-(
– and goodbye, since I’ll try to share the
little I know with you.

I’ve tried to use rubyscript2exe myself, with
mixed success so far (but that’s not Erik Venstra’s
fault), but I always
got past this tracing phase within which you
got kicked out.

Rubyscript2exe executes the ruby script in the
tracing phase and it seems that the program
can’t get through it.

Does the underlying ruby script as such work,
if you start it from ruby directly ?
Do you use any external libraries, gems, other
software that you communicate with via pipes etc?
Did you put everything you need into a
single directory?
What OS do you use ?

Maybe you try an easy script (print hello-world/
ask for a name and repeat it) first.

In my experience, I always got a binary that
will work from rubyscript2exe, (on the computer
it was created on), but of course had the
downsides of all binaries - create it on a 64-bit
machine, it won’t work on a 32-bit machine,
or it asks for some C library which you only
have an older version of on another computer.

Maybe trying it on some Linux Live distribution
might also be an alternative.
Over two years, I wrote several emails to Erik
at his email address indicated in the help file
and got a response that got me further as well…

I’d join you to say that I’d also appreciate
more responses to questions related to Rubyscript2exe
from users of this list, even if they cannot solve all problems
at once.

Best regards,

Axel

Thanks for your advice! The answers to yours questions:

  • Yes, the script works when run directly through Ruby
  • No, I use no extra libraries or gems, as to try solving the problem, I
    completely re-installed Ruby, but to no effect
  • Yes, everything is all in the same directory
  • I use Microsoft Windows XP Home, SP 2

I may not have mentioned this, but I have used the gem previously, but
after I updated my version of Ruby to 1.8.6-25, it has stopped working,
regardless of how many re-installs and uninstalls that I do.

I have tried it with a simple “Hello World” script, and the same error
shows. Here is the exact output from cmd.exe:

Tracing Program.rb
Couldn’t execute this command (rc=):
C:\Program Files\Ruby\bin\ruby -r ‘rbconfig.rb’ -r ‘rubygems/rubygems_version.rb’ >-r ‘thread.so’ -r ‘thread.rb’ -r ‘rbconfig/datadir.rb’ -r >‘rubygems/user_interaction.rb’ -r ‘socker.so’ -r ‘timeout.rb’

This kind of thing continues and fills the Command Prompt window, and it
is all along the same line of “-r ‘filename’ -r ‘filename’”

If anybody can give me any suggestions, then I’m all ears!

I have recently used rubyscript2exe with out any issues.
It might help to either include the script thats causing the
problem ,or a link if its large, or minimal example that exhibits the
behavior if you don’t want to/can’t share the real script.

Alternatively, giving the full error might help, even with out your
script.

Cheers
Chris

-r ‘socker.so’

socker.so? Does anybody know where that comes from?

gegroet,
Erik V. - http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/

  • No, I use no extra libraries or gems,

The trace shows that you are including Rubygems.

as to try solving the problem, I completely re-installed
Ruby, but to no effect

How did you install Ruby?

I may not have mentioned this, but I have used the gem
previously, but after I updated my version of Ruby to
1.8.6-25, it has stopped working, regardless of how many
re-installs and uninstalls that I do.

Well, that’s interesting information. On the other hand, AFAIK,
there’s no Ruby 1.8.6-25. What am I missing?

gegroet,
Erik V. - http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/

Erik V. schrieb:

Well, that’s interesting information. On the other hand, AFAIK,
there’s no Ruby 1.8.6-25. What am I missing?

OneClickInstaller Ruby-186-25 is actually the Version for Windows.

btw - I don’t have any problems using RubyScript2Exe for this version.
Last week
I build a small tool (Command-Line) for some persons and distributed it
via
RubyScript2Exe. I produced it on WIndows2000, it works fine on WindowsXP
and
Windows 2000.

Wolfgang Nádasi-Donner

By no extra installed gems or libraries, I meant apart from the ones
that came pre-installed with the One-Click Installer. Sorry for the
confusion!

The problem must be something I’m doing or something wrong with my
computer, so I’ll just have to keep trying. I’ve downloaded the new
RubyScript2Exe but the same thing occurs.

Luckily, I can use allinoneruby, so all is not lost.

P.S. I’m afraid I won’t be able to try it out on a Linux machine.

Dear Yannick,

I don’t have any socker.so installed on my Windows XP
installation.
My rough intuition tells me that *.so files
should be to Linux about what .dll files
are to Windows, but even though I could
spot a thread.so library on my Windows Xp installation,
this socker.so - I suspect - might be causing the problem.
I couldn’t find it from Google either.
Can you test whether you get through with
rubyscript2exe when you use a Linux Live
distribution ?

Best regards,

Axel

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