[Rubyinstaller-devel] Trying to compile sqlite3

Mike Hodgson mhodgson at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 18:49:26 EDT 2008


Hi guys,

On a follow-up to this, I've provided Jamis with a mingw32 gem for
sqlite3-ruby 1.2.3, so you should no longer need to build from scratch
:)

Mike

On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 4:11 PM, Luis Lavena <luislavena at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 9:37 PM, Fabio Akita <fabioakita at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi, Luis I am re-copying the question I sent you here in the list.
>>
>> I've built the most current One-Click installer and it worked great. I
>> installed the devkit version and I am now trying to install the
>> sqlite3-ruby gem.
>>
>> C:\>gem install sqlite3-ruby -- --with-sqlite3-dir=c:/src/sqlite-source-3_6_0
>> Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
>> ERROR:  Error installing sqlite3-ruby:
>>        ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
>>
>> c:/ruby18/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb install sqlite3-ruby --
>> --with-sqlite3-dir=c:/src/sqlite-source-3_6_0
>> checking for fdatasync() in -lrt... no
>> checking for sqlite3.h... no
>> *** 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.
>>
>> ...
>>
>> I've downloaded the sqlite3 sources from:
>> http://www.sqlite.org/sqlite-source-3_6_0.zip
>>
>> Am I missing something?
>>
>
> Actually, is not 100% your fault ;-)
>
> You need the pre-built binaries besides the source code:
> http://sqlite.org/sqlitedll-3_6_0.zip
>
> Then you can grab either source or the amalgamation version, we only
> care about sqlite3.h which is inside.
>
> >From the dll package you will have the dll and a .def file. We now
> need to create the linking library that will be used by gcc to link
> against sqlite3 dll.
>
> So, until they provide a ready to use sqlite3 package:
>
> 1) create a sqlite3 folder
> 2) unzip sqlitedll-3_6_0.zip into sqlite3/lib folder
> 3) unzil from the sources the sqlite3.h file and put into sqlite3/include folder
> 3) you will need to call dlltool to create the .a library to be able
> to compile with gcc:
>
> D:\src\sqlite3\lib>c:\Ruby18\devkit\mingw\bin\dlltool.exe --dllname sqlite3.dll
> --def sqlite3.def --output-lib sqlite3.a
>
> 4) Now you can supply the --with-sqlite3-dir to gem install:
>
> gem install sqlite3-ruby -- --with-sqlite3-dir=d:/src/sqlite3
> Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
> Successfully installed sqlite3-ruby-1.2.2
> 1 gem installed
> Installing ri documentation for sqlite3-ruby-1.2.2...
> Installing RDoc documentation for sqlite3-ruby-1.2.2...
>
> Maybe we should point this in the Wiki? :-D
>
> HTH,
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