Kaspar,

I am quite the novice to ruby however, I'm willing to try to get this
code running.  I have no idea what might be important so I have just
copy a bunch of things into here.  Story for the multitude.

Let me tell you what I believe I have done up to this point.

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I installed:
ruby181-13.exe

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I had previously installed:
Python-2.3.2-1.exe

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I typed:
gem --install-stub -i RMagick-win32-1.5.0-mswin32.gem

Which returned:
Attempting local installation of 'RMagick-win32-1.5.0-mswin32.gem'
Successfully installed RMagick-win32 version 1.5.0

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> | Tim,
> | I get an identical error.  I can't run any script that uses (require
> | 'RMagick'), however it said that it installed 1.5 O.K.  I am using
> | Windows 2000 :(
> | Todd
> Allow me to barge in... The 1.5.0 binary gem release is quite new and
> you might actually be the first trying to really put it to use on a
> windows 2k machine.
> Can you verify the following:
> a) Can you
> ~    require 'rubygems'
> ~    require_gem 'RMagick'
> ~  from irb ? 	

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from SciTE

irb(main):001:0> require 'rubygems'
=> true
irb(main):002:0> require_gem 'RMagick'
NameError: uninitialized constant Magick
        from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RMagick-win32-1.5.0-mswin32/lib/RMag
ick.rb:5
        from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:54:in
`require'
        from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems.rb:54:in
`require_gem'
        from (irb):2
irb(main):003:0> exit

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> b) Does your gem installation look ok ? 

When press F5 from SciTE Version 1.59:
E:\Documents and Settings\tnt\ruby\Ruby Gems\rubygems-0.6.1\install.rb

I get back:
ruby install.rb
  Successfully built RubyGem
  Name: sources
  Version: 0.0.1
  File: sources-0.0.1.gem
Successfully installed sources version 0.0.1
>Exit code: 0

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When I type into the MS-DOS promt:
gem --local --info progressbar

I see:
--- !ruby/object:Gem::Specification 
rubygems_version: "0.6"
name: progressbar
version: !ruby/object:Gem::Version 
  version: 0.0.3
date: 2004-06-12 00:53:20.171000 -07:00
platform: 
summary: "Ruby/ProgressBar is a text progress bar library for Ruby. 
It can indicate progress with percentage, a progress bar, and
estimated remaining time."
require_paths: 
  - lib
files: 
  - sample/test.rb
  - lib/progressbar.rb
  - docs/progressbar.en.rd
  - docs/progressbar.ja.rd
  - ChangeLog
autorequire: progressbar
author: Satoru Takabayashi
required_ruby_version: !ruby/object:Gem::Version::Requirement 
  requirements: 
    - 
      - ">"
      - !ruby/object:Gem::Version 
        version: 0.0.0
email: satoru / namazu.org
homepage: http://namazu.org/~satoru/ruby-progressbar/

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> RMagick.so and RMagick.rb there,

RMagick.so
C:\ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.8\gems\RMagick-win32-1.5.0-mswin32\lib
3.04 MB 

RMagick.rb
C:\ruby\lib\ruby\site_ruby\1.8
288 bytes

- and -

RMagick.rb
C:\ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.8\gems\RMagick-win32-1.5.0-mswin32\lib
434 bytes

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RubyGems Documentation Index
Gem Name Description Documentation 

progressbar-0.0.3 Ruby/ProgressBar is a text progress bar library for
Ruby. It can indicate progress with percentage, a progress bar, and
estimated remaining time. None installed

RMagick-win32-1.5.0-mswin32 RMagick is an interface between the Ruby
programming language and the ImageMagick and GraphicsMagick image
processing libraries. None installed

sources-0.0.1 This package provides download sources for remote gem
installation None installed

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gem --alien

Performing the 'alien' operation
Checking gem database for inconsistencies
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/RMagick-win32-1.5.0-mswin32
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/sources-0.0.1
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/progressbar-0.0.3
RMagick-win32-1.5.0-mswin32 has 2 problems
	config/type-windows.mgk:
	installed file doesn't match original from gem

	lib/RMagick.rb:
	installed file doesn't match original from gem


sources-0.0.1 has 2 problems
	c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/cache/sources-0.0.1.gem:
	Invalid checksum for Gem file

	c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/cache/sources-0.0.1.gem:
	Unmanaged files in gem: ["lib/sources.rb"]


progressbar-0.0.3 has 2 problems
	c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/cache/progressbar-0.0.3.gem:
	Invalid checksum for Gem file

	c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/cache/progressbar-0.0.3.gem:
	Unmanaged files in gem: ["sample/test.rb", "lib/progressbar.rb",
"docs/progressbar.ja.rd", "docs/progressbar.en.rd", "ChangeLog"]

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gem --rubygems-info

RubyGems:
 - VERSION:                0.6
 - INSTALLATION DIRECTORY: c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
 - GEM PATH:
     - c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
 - REMOTE SOURCES:
     - http://gems.rubyforge.org
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> another RMagick.rb in your site_ruby path ?
> Your error looks like the shared object is not loaded at all. If you
> hang in there, I would like to help you get this running.

I would be glad to test whatever I can.

> - --
> kaspar
> semantics & semiotics
> code manufacture
> www.tua.ch/ruby

Please let me know you have any questions.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Todd