If you use Ruby on Windows you’re probably quite familiar with this error message
Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing gem-name:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
It’s not that it’s impossible to solve but for the uninitiated, installing and configuring the necessary compilers can be a real pain… Until now!
Today i discovered that the guys over at rubyinstaller.org have a DevKit which contains the necessary tools, packaged in a handy archive.
In their words…
Rather than directing you to the MinGW site and telling you which packages to install, we’ve bundled the required pieces into a single archive so that you can conveniently enable your RubyInstaller installation to build many native C extensions.
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