I got past this problem... it looks like the rubynode distro includes
a header file that is compaired with the one existing in the Ruby
installation.

Now, I will try to get my hands on a VC6 compiler and see what's next.

Did anyone compiled rubynode with MinGW on a WinXP for Ruby built with
VC6? (damn, this question sounds so bad).

./alex
--
.w( the_mindstorm )p.


On 7/19/06, Alexandru Popescu <the.mindstorm.mailinglist / gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
>
> For the first time I am trying to install a Ruby package that has C
> extensions (at least this is what I read). I am talking about
> rubynode-0.1.0.
>
> So, I have unarchived the tar.gz and tried running ruby setup.rb.
> Unfortunately what I see is:
>
> [console]
> D:\mydlds\ruby\rubynode-0.1.0>ruby setup.rb
> ---> lib
> <--- lib
> ---> ext
> ---> ext/ruby_node_ext
> C:/ruby/ruby_1.8.4/bin/ruby.exe
> D:/mydlds/ruby/rubynode-0.1.0/ext/ruby_node_ext/extconf.rb
> C:/ruby/ruby_1.8.4/lib/ruby/1.8/i386-mswin32/node.h
> is different from
> D:/mydlds/ruby/rubynode-0.1.0/ext/ruby_node_ext/ruby_src/1.8.4/node.h
>
> Please set RUBY_SOURCE_DIR to the source path of the current ruby!
> *** D:/mydlds/ruby/rubynode-0.1.0/ext/ruby_node_ext/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:
>         --with-opt-dir
>         --without-opt-dir
>         --with-opt-include
>         --without-opt-include=${opt-dir}/include
>         --with-opt-lib
>         --without-opt-lib=${opt-dir}/lib
>         --with-make-prog
>         --srcdir=D:/mydlds/ruby/rubynode-0.1.0/ext/ruby_node_ext
>         --curdir
>         --ruby=C:/ruby/ruby_1.8.4/bin/ruby
> setup.rb:655:in `command':
> system("C:\\ruby\\ruby_1.8.4\\bin\\ruby.exe"
> "D:/mydlds/ruby/rubynode-0.1.0/ext/ruby_node_ext
> /extconf.rb") failed (RuntimeError)
>         from setup.rb:660:in `ruby'
>         from setup.rb:1238:in `extconf'
>         from setup.rb:1230:in `config_dir_ext'
>         from setup.rb:1532:in `traverse'
>         from setup.rb:1549:in `dive_into'
>         from setup.rb:1530:in `traverse'
>         from setup.rb:1534:in `traverse'
>         from setup.rb:1533:in `traverse'
>         from setup.rb:1549:in `dive_into'
>         from setup.rb:1530:in `traverse'
>         from setup.rb:1524:in `exec_task_traverse'
>         from setup.rb:1519:in `exec_task_traverse'
>         from setup.rb:1223:in `exec_config'
>         from setup.rb:991:in `exec_config'
>         from setup.rb:812:in `invoke'
>         from setup.rb:773:in `invoke'
>         from setup.rb:1578
> [/console]
>
> I have an WinXP system, on which I have Ruby 1.8.4 (OneClickInstall -
> I am reading the thread about compilers; in fact I am the one that
> re-started somehow this discussion :-) ), and MinGW.
>
> If I try setting the env variable
> RUBY_SOURCE_DIR=C:\ruby\ruby_1.8.4\src\ruby-1.8.4\ or alternatives I
> am always seeing the same error.
>
> How can I get passed this? (so that I at least reach the problem
> regarding compilers).
>
> ./alex
> --
> .w( the_mindstorm )p.
>