Jan 15

Lucky me I got a new computer this week, and of course it comes with Windows 7. So I was installing all my development tools — Ruby and Watir among others — and ran into this problem:

C:\Users\John\Dev>gem install watir
Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
ERROR:  Error installing watir:
        ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

C:/Ruby/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb
checking for strncpy_s()... no
creating Makefile

'make' 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/win32-api-1.4.5 for inspection.
Results logged to C:/Ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/win32-api-1.4.5/ext/gem_make.out


Hmm… Thats not good. Looking around on the Internet, I found that there was a devkit Continue reading »

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