Hello, I can't figure how I to install ruby-xslt (downloaded from this page: http://www.rubyfr.net/). I am using MS Windows, ruby is installed using the 1-click installer. When I decompress the archive, i can see there is a file named extconf.rb. I am a newbie, but I suppose this extconf.rb file has to be used to install ? When I launch extconf.rb, I get the following message: Code: checking for inflate() in z.lib... no extconf failure: need zlib I have no clue what I should do to resolve this problem. XSLT functionnalities are very important for me so any help would be greatly appreciated.
on 2005-12-02 12:21
on 2005-12-02 20:44
Please, could someone help me ?
on 2005-12-02 21:25
Have you been to: http://rubyforge.org/search/?type_of_search=soft&w... It appears the easiest way is to just do a > gem install xml-tools AE http://frugalprogrammer.com
on 2005-12-02 21:45
thank you for your quick response, I tried using gem, but > gem install xml-tools gives me the following message: Attempting local installation of 'xml-tools' Local gem file not found: xml-tools*.gem Attempting remote installation of 'xml-tools' ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::GemNotFoundException) Could not find xml-tools (> 0) in the repository XML-tools from your url seems to have everything I need: libxml and libxslt But after I download the file libxml-ruby-2004-04-14.tgz (for example) and I extract everything, when i try to launch extconf.rb, I get the following errors: C:\programmes\ruby\libxml-ruby\extconf.rb checking for socket() in socket.lib... no checking for gethostbyname() in nsl.lib... no checking for atan() in m.lib... yes checking for inflate() in z.lib... no extconf failure: need zlib What can I do to make extconf.rb work properly ? Am I missing something ? Thanks for your help ! Daniel R http://www.pixarea.com
on 2005-12-02 22:10
I have the same type of problem with the mySQL gem on my Mac every time. I'm not familiar with Windows so much anymore, but it sounds like you need a Windows version of zlib and socket utilities. Generally, it is looking for C header files from the development tools because the output of extconf is a Makefile to build the gem (at least from what I understand of the gem install process, don't flame me for misspeaking here). Check the extconf.rb file -- for example, with mySQL gem, I have to do: > gem install mysql -- --with-config The extra '--' tells it that options are coming, and --with-config tells the mySQL gem to use the mysql configuration widget to get to my installation. And it will pass these options down to the extconf.rb -- so check to see what options are available in the extconf.rb by opening and examining it. It'll also give you an idea of where it is looking for those files. The options available are going to be dependent on what gem you are installing. It may also be that a build of the gem is not available for Windows because of these library dependencies. Hope that helps some. AE http://frugalprogrammer.com
on 2005-12-02 22:26
No. There is no gem for this stuff. You have to download and compile each one manually --both libxml and libxsl. T.
on 2005-12-02 22:26
> checking for inflate() in z.lib... no > extconf failure: need zlib > What can I do to make extconf.rb work properly ? Am I missing something? > Thanks for your help ! You need to have zlib installed. What platform are you running? T.
on 2005-12-02 22:30
frugalprogrammer, I would like to thank you very much for your help but... I'm lost. Here is the content of the extconf.rb file. I have inspected it but I don't see anything that would help. Maybe would you give me some advice from looking at the file contents? ---------------- #!/usr/bin/env ruby require 'mkmf' if defined?(CFLAGS) if CFLAGS.index(CONFIG['CCDLFLAGS']) $CFLAGS = CFLAGS else $CFLAGS = CFLAGS + ' ' + CONFIG['CCDLFLAGS'] end else $CFLAGS = CONFIG['CFLAGS'] end $LDFLAGS = CONFIG['LDFLAGS'] $LIBPATH.push(Config::CONFIG['libdir']) def crash(str) printf(" extconf failure: %s\n", str) exit 1 end dir_config('iconv') dir_config('xml2') dir_config('zlib') have_library('socket','socket') have_library('nsl','gethostbyname') unless have_library('m', 'atan') crash('need libm') end unless have_library('z', 'inflate') crash('need zlib') else $defs.push('-DHAVE_ZLIB_H') end unless have_library('iconv','iconv_open') or have_library('c','iconv_open') or have_library('recode','iconv_open') crash(<<EOL) need libiconv. Install the libiconv or try passing one of the following options to extconf.rb: --with-iconv-dir=/path/to/iconv --with-iconv-lib=/path/to/iconv/lib --with-iconv-include=/path/to/iconv/include EOL end unless have_library('xml2', 'xmlParseDoc') crash(<<EOL) need libxml2. Install the library or try one of the following options to extconf.rb: --with-xml2-dir=/path/to/libxml2 --with-xml2-lib=/path/to/libxml2/lib --with-xml2-include=/path/to/libxml2/include EOL end unless have_library('xml2', 'xmlDocFormatDump') crash('Your version of libxml2 is too old. Please upgrade.') end unless have_func('docbCreateFileParserCtxt') crash('Need docbCreateFileParserCtxt') end $LDFLAGS << ' ' + `xslt-config --libs`.chomp $LDFLAGS << ' ' + `xml2-config --libs`.chomp $CFLAGS << ' ' + `xslt-config --cflags`.chomp $CFLAGS << ' ' + `xml2-config --cflags`.chomp $CFLAGS = '-g -Wall ' + $CFLAGS create_header() create_makefile('xml/libxml')
on 2005-12-02 22:47
Oh, ok. But I don't know how to compile. Could you give me some more informations please ? Thank you, I appreciate your help very much. Daniel R http://www.pixarea.com
on 2005-12-02 23:11
ok, but I don't know how I can compile them. Could you give me some explanations about this ? Thank you, I appreciate your help very much. Daniel R http://www.pixarea.com
on 2005-12-02 23:52
You may check here http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/install.html. You will need the gnu win32 compiler(s), however much a contradiction in terms that may be (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group...). The installation of this seems to be quite difficult on a windows box. If this is a pressing need, I would look at other options. AE http://frugalprogrammer.com
on 2005-12-03 00:44
You are right, installation seems quite difficult on windows, so it could be a good reason to switch to another operating system. But I have searched extensively for aswers to these problems before posting here, and I found no helpful informations. Anyway these problems seem quite basic to me, and it's probable other people will soon have the same problems. If we find solutions and post the details here, it can be of great help for people who want to begin using ruby on a windows box.
on 2005-12-03 22:18
Wish I could help more, but I'm not familiar with compiling software on Windows myself. But please inform us if you have further success.