Tom Cloyd wrote:
> [on Kubuntu Linux 8.04.1, with Ruby 1.8.6 and latest rubygems]
> 
> I think the installation routine was looking for sqlite3.h and couldn't 
> find it, but I may be way off. I'm clearly beyond my comfort/knowledge 
> boundary...again. Here's the first part of the console output:
> 
> ===
> tomc@tomc-desktop:~/Ruby-work$ sudo gem install sqlite3-ruby
> [sudo] password for tomc:
> Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
> ERROR:  Error installing sqlite3-ruby:
>         ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
> 
> /usr/local/bin/ruby extconf.rb install sqlite3-ruby
> checking for fdatasync() in -lrt... yes
> checking for sqlite3.h... no
> *** 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.
> .
> .
> .
> ===
> 
> I'm installing this for use with Radiant, if that matters, as advised by 
> http://wiki.radiantcms.org/Installation - "If you are using a newer 
> version of SQLite3, make sure you have the latest version of 
> sqlite3-ruby (1.2.1), or you will have problems with NULL fields."
> 
> IF it needs sqlite3.h (which I confirmed is not to be found in my file 
> system), where do I get it, and where do I put it? It's not in the Adept 
> package manager.
> 
> Thanks for any help, which is much needed at this point.
> 
> t.
> 

Well, drat. While poking around a blog post about the Junebug wiki, 
relevant because it's installed on the Radiantcms.org website (which 
presumably is running Radiant (!) - and that confuses me - I found this:

"make sure you have the libsqlite3-dev package installed on 
(ubuntu|debian), or the sqlite gem won't compile"

I love secret knowledge, but only when I'm in on the secret. I simply 
cannot imagine how I might have know this in advance.

In any case, THAT IS in the adept package manager, and installing solved 
the problem.

On to the next one.

t.


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