You don't have nmake.
Get nmake on http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q132084
And follow the steps again.

There is another library for serial port:
http://rubyforge.org/projects/ruby-serialport/
That's work fine with me.

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On 1/21/07, jtb / hikearizona.com <prairietrees / gmail.com> wrote:
> I tried that with no luck.  Wondering, should I be extracting to a
> certain directory?  I'm just extracting the files to my c:ruby
> directory.   The extraction tool actually puts them in
> c:\ruby\win32serial.   I run the extconf.rb file and get "creating
> makefile"  so that appears to work.  But after that I'm in trouble
> doing a make or nmake.  Should there be more the the command 'make'
> like ruby or a directory designation?
>
>
> Harry wrote:
> > On 1/21/07, jtb / hikearizona.com <prairietrees / gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I have downloaded win32serial-0.5 and am trying to install in a Windows
> > > XP machine.  The readme file list the following steps:
> > > ------------------------------------------------
> > > [How to install]
> > > 1. unzip win32serial-x.x.zip
> > > 2. ruby extconf.rb
> > > 3. make (or nmake)
> > > 4. make install
> > > ------------------------------------------------
> > > >From a WindowsCommand prompt:
> > > Steps 1. and 2. are no problem.
> > > Step 3 gives me an error:
> > > 'make' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> > > operable program or batch file.
> > >
> > > Please help.  I could do what I need to do in Visual Basic, but am
> > > trying to convert to Ruby and REALLY want to go with Ruby.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> > I installed Win32serial a few months ago and if I remember correctly,
> > nmake worked.
> > Give it a shot.
> >
> > Harry
> > --
> > http://www.kakueki.com/ruby/list.html
>
>
>


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