[Rubyinstaller-devel] Ruby 1.9.1 on windows

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Wed May 6 15:31:14 EDT 2009


2009/5/6 Dominic Sisneros <dsisnero at gmail.com>:
> Here is how I got this partially working for me.  By partially, it correctly
> makes some gems but for others, it can't compile files because of missing
> headers (sqlite, sqlite3).  It automatically tries to make the file instead
> of trying to use the ones compiled for mswin32 platform. I don't know how to
> change this
>

Clarifying some points:

1) Gems that depends on externals (mysql, sqlite3, postgres) will
require the headers and libraries. On Windows, Linux or any OS, so is
not our fault.

2) if with "It automatically tries to make the file instead of trying
to use the ones compiled for mswin32 platform" you mean installing
pre-compiled mswin32 gems on mingw32... please read this:

http://blog.mmediasys.com/2008/08/10/rubygems-with-power-comes-responsibility/

My advice is not force the platforms, and don't expect RubyGems take
your mswin32 gem as valid under mingw32.

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Luis Lavena
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