Can't install 2.0.0.pre3 on windows #35

citizenmatt opened this Issue Oct 22, 2010 · 7 comments

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Johnson fails to install on windows, using 2.0.0.pre3, ruby 1.8.7, the 4.5.0 devkit and running on 64 bit Windows 7. It appears to be trying to run the "configure" script for spidermonkey, and Windows doesn't seem to like it.


gem install -v 2.0.0.pre3 johnson
Temporarily enhancing PATH to include DevKit...
Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing johnson:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

C:/Ruby187/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb
*** 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.

Provided configuration options:
extconf.rb:27: could not run configure (RuntimeError)
from extconf.rb:23:in `chdir'
from extconf.rb:23

Gem files will remain installed in C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/johnson-2.0.0.pre3 for inspection.
Results logged to C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/johnson-2.0.0.pre3/ext/tracemonkey/gem_make.out


Don't think any of us have had the need to have Johnson run on windows. It you want to try and can come up with a patch, that'd be great.


Anyone haves a solution? I'm trying to install on windows7 (same configuration and version as above) too with no success...


I'm trying to install on Windows 7 32bit with Ruby 1.9.3, also no success.


I have the same issue, anyone have the solution. thanks in advance.


I have the same issue exactly on Mevricks (MAC OS). :(


@LitalFiverr I'd guess you're seeing a somewhat different compiler error... more like, perhaps?

What's your ruby version?

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