Error installing cucumber: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

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vara

03 Jun, 2011 09:17 AM

Hello,

I am installing cucumber on my windows XP machine by using the command "gem install cucumber -v 0.10.0"

But gets the following error :

Temporarily enhancing PATH to include DevKit...
Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing cucumber:

    ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

C:/ruby/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb
checking for re.h... no
creating Makefile

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

Gem files will remain installed in C:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/json-1.5.1 for
inspection. Results logged to C:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/json-1.5.1/ext/json/ext/generat
or/gem_make.out

Could you please me in resolving the issue.

I installed ruby 1.8.6, Ruby gems 1.3.7 and also dev kit (DevKit-3.4.5-20100819-1535-sfx)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luis Lavena on 03 Jun, 2011 01:39 PM

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    Hello,

    help.rubygems.org is not a support group about gem installation. Is a support site to deal with specific issues of RubyGems website and service itself.

    However, as maintainer of RubyInstaller, I can tell you you're using the incorrect version of Ruby, which seems to be old One-Click-Installer.

    Saying this because 'nmake' is a tool present on Visual Studio and RubyInstaller do not depend on it.

    Please ensure you've installed the right version of Ruby and you properly installed RubyInstaller DevKit.

    http://rubyinstaller.org/downloads
    https://github.com/oneclick/rubyinstaller/wiki/Development-Kit

    For further support about this, please direct your questions to RubyInstaller group:

    http://groups.google.com/group/rubyinstaller

  2. Luis Lavena closed this discussion on 03 Jun, 2011 01:39 PM.

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