I’ve successfully build Ruby 1.9.0 of Windows2000/MinGW/MSYS,
installations and test were fine, but “make test-all” failed as
expected, because “zlib” was needed.
Two years ago there was a list of external tools (readline, iconv, etc.)
available in conjunction with the binaries for windows somewhere
available from the Ruby homepage. Unfortunately I could not find it any
My question is, what are the necessary external tools for a complete
Ruby installation (usually necessary before building Ruby from sources),
so that the standard library can be used? - It seems that the majority
of these tools are available on *nix systems by nature, but for Windows
I must get them in the right version from somewhere.