Error in installing Raakt gem

srinivasa's Avatar


23 Sep, 2010 10:37 AM

I'm trying to install Raakt gem.
When I run: gem install raakt

I get the following error:

Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
ERROR:  Error installing raakt:
        ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

C:/Ruby187/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb
checking for stdio.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.

Provided configuration options:

Gem files will remain installed in C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/hpricot-0.8.2 for inspection.
Results logged to C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/hpricot-0.8.2/ext/fast_xs/gem_make.out

I'm new to RUBY and trying to work on a accessibility test project using WATIR, but i don't know how to proceed ? Any help would be highly appreciated...
Best regards, Srini.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 25 Sep, 2010 05:27 AM

    Nick Quaranto's Avatar

    Hi there,

    We usually don't provide support for individual gems, but we'll make an exception here.

    This isn't a problem with RubyGems, but rather with your machine. Many gems have C extensions built in, raakt does, and your Windows setup doesn't have a compiler handy for building the C extensions. Usually gems like this need windows-compatible releases, since many are based for OSX or Linux.

    Personally I would suggest going with Selenium if you're looking for browser integration testing.

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