[fxruby-users] Newbie Question - Installing FXRuby from Gem Error

Nicholas Parsons parsons.nicholas1 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 16:09:54 EDT 2008

Hi All!

I'm a fxruby newbie and was just trying to install it using ruby gems on my
i386 linux platform.

I received the following error message and was wondering if anyone else had
experienced such an ugly thing when they were installing this using gems.
Seems to be something wrong the the FOX headers.

Your help is greatly appreciated in advance.


% sudo gem install fxruby --remote
root's password:
Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Gem::GemNotFoundException)
    Could not find fxruby (> 0) in any repository
nparsons at bilbo:~/Downloads> sudo gem install fxruby --remote
Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
Select which gem to install for your platform (i586-linux)
 1. fxruby 1.6.13 (mswin32)
 2. fxruby 1.6.13 (ruby)
 3. fxruby 1.6.12 (mswin32)
 4. fxruby 1.6.12 (ruby)
 5. Skip this gem
 6. Cancel installation
> 2
Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError)
    ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

ruby extconf.rb install fxruby --remote
*** 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.  You may need configuration options.

Provided configuration options:
extconf.rb:31:in `find_installed_fox_version': couldn't find FOX header
files (RuntimeError)
        from extconf.rb:157

Gem files will remain installed in
/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fxruby-1.6.13for inspection.
Results logged to /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fxruby-1.6.13
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