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8fa9ab47d7649632d492cf5efcba6c85?d=identicon&s=25 ANIL YADAV (Guest)
on 2014-08-27 10:28
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Gem::Ext::BuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

    /home/anil/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.0.0-p481/bin/ruby extconf.rb
checking for Ruby version >= 1.8.5... yes
checking for gcc... yes
checking for Magick-config... no
Can't install RMagick 2.13.2. Can't find Magick-config in

*** 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.
need configuration options.

Provided configuration options:

extconf failed, exit code 1

Gem files will remain installed in
/home/anil/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.0.0-p481/gems/rmagick-2.13.2 for inspection.
Results logged to
An error occurred while installing rmagick (2.13.2), and Bundler cannot
Make sure that `gem install rmagick -v '2.13.2'` succeeds before
Bee69cfed999cd13e3bff73d472a39ee?d=identicon&s=25 Hassan Schroeder (Guest)
on 2014-08-27 12:56
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On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 12:32 AM, ANIL YADAV <>


Is there a question to go with this?

Hassan Schroeder ------------------------
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8dba40d25bce0f1061fc2a3443d9d843?d=identicon&s=25 Benoit G. (benoit_g73)
on 2014-11-20 10:47
E8c9f700cf8778fcb35fea210aa78200?d=identicon&s=25 David Williams (darkruby2055)
on 2014-11-20 23:41
RMagick isn't compatible with the latest version of rails. The gem
hasn't been updated for sometime.
17c1d72be21a2a43be717c6dc1660c7b?d=identicon&s=25 Jim (Guest)
on 2014-11-21 15:18
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On Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:43:06 PM UTC-5, User
> RMagick isn't compatible with the latest version of rails. The gem
> hasn't been updated for sometime.

The OP is having an issue with the installation of the gem, which in
has absolutely nothing to do with Rails of any version.  Besides that,
rmagick is compatible with Rails 4.

The current repository is at and all
tickets should be placed there.

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