On Jan 23, 2007, at 10:52, Wes Gamble wrote:

> I'm trying to compile an extension on Windows using ruby extconf.rb.
>
> However, if I try it in Cygwin or in a command window (with MinGW's  
> bin
> directory in the PATH), it fails and the mkmf.log file shows that the
> "cl" executable is being run.
>
> I don't have a "cl" on my Windows system, so I need gcc to be used.
>
> How do I indicate to mkmf.rb that I'm running under Cygwin or MinGW?

Rebuild ruby with cygwin/mingw.  You can't necessarily link cygwin/ 
mingw libraries into your ruby.

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