Friday 16 August 2013

Ruby DevKit compilation errors on Windows

Lesson for the day, when installing Ruby DevKit on Windows ensure that the Ruby installation architecture matches the DevKit architecture.

ruby --version
ruby 2.0.0p247 (2013-06-27) [x64-mingw32]

Note the [x64-mingw32], you will get some strange compilation errors trying to install gems using the 32 bit DevKit with 64 bit Ruby (and vice-versa).