Installing Ferret

Hi,

I try to install the ferret gem (in my windows 7), I got this :

gem install ferret -v 0.11.6 --source http://gems.rubyforge.org/
Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing ferret:
  ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

C:/ruby/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb
creating Makefile

make
'make' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Could someone help me please ?

I've never used ferret, but a quick google search turned up this:
http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk/browse_thread/thread/2def3b3133bb0ab

According to that thread you should try version 0.11.5

-- Bob

Bob Nadler wrote:

I've never used ferret, but a quick google search turned up this:
http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk/browse_thread/thread/2def3b3133bb0ab

According to that thread you should try version 0.11.5

-- Bob

Hi Bob,

I Tried 0.11.5 even 0.11.4, I trie also a win32 versions of both (as
suggested by some people on google), but I'm still experiencing the same
problem

Mamadou Touré wrote:

Hi,

I try to install the ferret gem (in my windows 7), I got this :

gem install ferret -v 0.11.6 --source http://gems.rubyforge.org/
Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing ferret:
  ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

C:/ruby/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb
creating Makefile

make
'make' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Could someone help me please ?

Simple. You need make in order to compile the native extensions. Make
is a standard *nix tool, but I'm not sure about Windows versions of it
(search the Web...). If you must use Windows for Rails development
(which I do not recommend), you may want to install Cygwin.

Download and unzip the current devkit into your ruby directory. It
contains all necessary MinGW-tools for compiling native extensions.

-Markus

Markus Zywitza wrote:

Download and unzip the current devkit into your ruby directory. It
contains all necessary MinGW-tools for compiling native extensions.

-Markus

Hi Markus,

What devKit should I download ? do you have the link please ?

What devKit should I download ? do you have the link please ?

http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/66888/devkit-3.4.5r3-20091110.7z

Markus Zywitza wrote:

What devKit should I download ? do you have the link please ?

http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/66888/devkit-3.4.5r3-20091110.7z

Thanks Markus,

I'll try it tonight and I'll let you know.

Regards

Mamadou Touré wrote:

Markus Zywitza wrote:

What devKit should I download ? do you have the link please ?

http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/66888/devkit-3.4.5r3-20091110.7z

Thanks Markus,

I'll try it tonight and I'll let you know.

Regards

10000000000000000000 thanks Markus, it worksssssss.
Now I have the ferret installed