On 2/4/07, Nicolas DesprÔ‘ <nicolas.despres / gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/4/07, Zane Vohland <zcvohland / gmail.com> wrote:
> > Lyle Johnson wrote:
> [...]
> >
> > I did infact try to update to 1.8.5 but I receive an error message when
> > I try to "make install". I run through the commands normally:
> >    ./configure
> >    make test
> >       >>I get a nice "test succeded"
> >    make install
> >
> > Make Install runs through a heap of stuff nicely but then stumbles on
> > this:
> >
[...]
> >
> > Has anyone else came across this error?
> >
>
> Yes.
>
> .ext is not created during the make process of ruby-1.8.5-p12 as it
> does with ruby-1.8.4. Actually, I don't understand why...
>

I found why .ext is not created.

If you do:

./configure && make

then it is created, but if you do:

./configure && make test

it is not created.

So, you must do:

./configure && make && make test && make install

as stated by the README file.

I'm surprised by this behavior since generally the test rule depends
on the "build" rule.

Cheers,

-- 
Nicolas DesprÔ‘