win32API problem running ocra in linux

hi all.

I’m in linux and need to make an executable version of a script for one
of my windows-using colleagues to run. I tried with rubyscript2exe
originally and gave up after various problems and reading about
workarounds which looked like a nightmare.

So, i’m giving ocra a go. But, it’s failing with the following error:

=== Loading script to check dependencies
=== WARNING: I18n::Backend::ActiveRecord was not loadable
[memcache-client] Could not load SystemTimer gem, falling back to Ruby’s slower/unsafe timeout library: no such file to load – system_timer
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in gem_original_require': no such file to load -- Win32API (MissingSourceFile) from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:inrequire’
from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.3.5/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:156:in require' from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.3.5/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:521:innew_constants_in’
from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-2.3.5/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:156:in require' from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/ocra-1.1.3/bin/ocra:338:inloaded_dlls’
from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/ocra-1.1.3/bin/ocra:364:in detect_dlls' from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/ocra-1.1.3/bin/ocra:257:inbuild_exe’
from /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/ocra-1.1.3/bin/ocra:461
from /var/lib/gems/1.8/bin/ocra:19

I tried installing the win32-api gem but the install failed. Can this
gem even be installed in linux?

Grateful for any advice, max

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 12:26 PM, Max W.
[email protected] wrote:

I’m in linux and need to make an executable version of a script for one
of my windows-using colleagues to run. I tried with rubyscript2exe
originally and gave up after various problems and reading about
workarounds which looked like a nightmare.

So, i’m giving ocra a go. But, it’s failing with the following error:

/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in gem_original_require': no such file to load -- Win32API (MissingSourceFile) from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:inrequire’

You can’t build Ocra executables on Linux, because it requires a
Windows version of the Ruby interpreter to include. RubyInstaller with
Wine might be an option though, but you will have to invoke Ocra using
Wine too.

Lars C. wrote:

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 12:26 PM, Max W.
[email protected] wrote:

I’m in linux and need to make an executable version of a script for one
of my windows-using colleagues to run. �I tried with rubyscript2exe
originally and gave up after various problems and reading about
workarounds which looked like a nightmare.

So, i’m giving ocra a go. �But, it’s failing with the following error:

/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in gem_original_require': no such file to load -- Win32API (MissingSourceFile) �from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:inrequire’

You can’t build Ocra executables on Linux, because it requires a
Windows version of the Ruby interpreter to include. RubyInstaller with
Wine might be an option though, but you will have to invoke Ocra using
Wine too.

doh. the whole reason i want to do this is so my non-ruby-owning
windows-using colleague can have an exe. I guess i’ll have to go back
to trying to get rubyscript2exe working then. Is there anything else
that will work in linux for this, do you know?

thanks, max

Thanks Roger, but i can’t see anything mentioned there that would work
for me besides rubyscript2exe which i already discussed. Is there
something i missed?

doh. the whole reason i want to do this is so my non-ruby-owning
windows-using colleague can have an exe. I guess i’ll have to go back
to trying to get rubyscript2exe working then. Is there anything else
that will work in linux for this, do you know?

Ahh so you’re looking for something in linux that will build an
executable for windows users? I don’t know if anything like that
exists–the option you may not have seen from the link is exerb.
-r

doh. the whole reason i want to do this is so my non-ruby-owning
windows-using colleague can have an exe. I guess i’ll have to go back
to trying to get rubyscript2exe working then. Is there anything else
that will work in linux for this, do you know?

you might be interested in this:

http://wiki.github.com/rdp/ruby_talk_faq/#ruby_to_exe

-r

Yeah - i think exerb needs to build the exe in windows as well. I’ll
check it out though, thanks.

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