Forum: Ruby Installing Ruby On windows

891f0266d764bf144dfdcf3fc1609fbc?d=identicon&s=25 Mo'men Mohamed (moemen95)
on 2016-01-01 12:43
linking miniruby.exe
win32.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol __imp____pioinfo
miniruby.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 1 unresolved externals
NMAKE : fatal error U1077: '"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual
Studio 14.0\VC\BIN\cl.EXE"' : return code '0x2'

This is what i saw in the cmd while linking The Ruby 2.3.0 Package Using
Development cmd for VS2015

so what is the problem ?! ?!
97fe58c7278a7d62096c67a5db947c06?d=identicon&s=25 Swati Sharma (swti6690)
on 2016-01-12 12:44
Step 1: Choose The Version of Ruby To Install. Head on over to the Ruby
Installer Downloads ( page. ...
    Step 2: Download and Run the Installer. ...
    Step 3: Test the Installation. ...
    Step 4: Update Ruby Gems (Optional.
891f0266d764bf144dfdcf3fc1609fbc?d=identicon&s=25 Mo'men Mohamed (moemen95)
on 2016-01-12 14:45
it doesn't have 2.3.0 ruby
Adb60cca881c6b84866450bda55425e4?d=identicon&s=25 Priya Agrawal (priyaagrawal)
on 2016-01-14 14:00
First, download RubyInstaller from
Forward does not currently support 64bit versions of Ruby on Windows, so
we recommend you install Ruby 1.9.3 or the 32bit version of Ruby 2.0.
Once it's downloaded, double click the file to start the installer.
E79365ba968afb792824eefe0d50b019?d=identicon&s=25 Gerdy Miller (pedestrian001)
on 2017-04-08 13:59
Be careful during the installation process. Here is a new threat:
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jour. The threat actors in charge of these stratagems leverage malicious
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employ smart social engineering practices to dupe victims into paying or
handing over their sensitive information. Such a fusion of tech tricks
and manipulative techniques usually has a fairly high success rate, as
in the case of the rogue Zeus virus alerts.

This particular hoax involves the use of a browser hijacker that
covertly modifies one’s browser settings in order to make the web
surfing client return a specific landing page, such as Titled “Windows Activation Pro”, this site
displays a misleading popup that reads, “Windows detected Zeus virus.
The infections detected indicate some recent downloads on the computer
which in turn has created problems on the computer. Call technical
support [toll free phone number] and share this code B2957E [or similar]
to the Agent to fix this.” The above-mentioned URL is merely one of many
with the same effect."
4828d528e2e46f7c8160c336eb332836?d=identicon&s=25 Robert Heiler (shevegen)
on 2017-04-09 00:09
> it doesn't have 2.3.0 ruby

Yeah. Usually the windows version lags behind a bit.

It's been years since I last really used windows. Back then, ruby on
windows worked very fine, including ruby-gnome, which surprised me. :)

All my GUIs that I write under linux, will also work on windows. But
it's hard to test if you don't regularly use windows.

I can not help with the error linking miniruby.exe or more specifically
"__imp____pioinfo" but have a look at other ruby guys who use windows,
in particular luis lavena and others. Since they are able to run ruby on
windows, they have probably found out that particular problem already.

EDIT: Actually while they have no 2.3.0, they have 2.3.3, which is quite
new, so why do you not try that? Since they distribute binaries, they
must have managed to compile it.
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