I'm going to play around with it, but why would it fail?  permissions?


C:\code>
C:\code>gem install mongrel
Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
Select which gem to install for your platform (i386-mswin32)
 1. mongrel 1.1.1 (ruby)
 2. mongrel 1.1.1 (jruby)
 3. mongrel 1.1.1 (mswin32)
 4. mongrel 1.1 (mswin32)
 5. mongrel 1.1 (ruby)
 6. mongrel 1.1 (jruby)
 7. Skip this gem
 8. Cancel installation
> 1
Install required dependency gem_plugin? [Yn]  y
Install required dependency cgi_multipart_eof_fix? [Yn]  y
Install required dependency daemons? [Yn]  y
Install required dependency fastthread? [Yn]  y
Select which gem to install for your platform (i386-mswin32)
 1. fastthread 1.0.1 (mswin32)
 2. fastthread 1.0.1 (ruby)
 3. Skip this gem
 4. Cancel installation
> 2
Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError)
    ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

ruby extconf.rb install mongrel
creating Makefile

nmake
'nmake' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.


Gem files will remain installed in C:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/
fastthread-1.0
.1 for inspection.
Results logged to C:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fastthread-1.0.1/ext/
fastthread
/gem_make.out

C:\code>
C:\code>ver

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

C:\code>



thanks,

Thufir