Installing Sproutcore on Ubuntu 7.04
I know, I know, 7.04 is old now, but I still haven’t upgraded my laptop.
I tried the standard
$ sudo gem install sproutcore
but I had issues with nokogiri:
Install required dependency nokogiri? [Yn] Y
Select which gem to install for your platform (i486-linux)
1. nokogiri 1.0.6 (ruby)
2. nokogiri 1.0.6 (x86-mswin32-60)
3. nokogiri 1.0.5 (x86-mswin32-60)
4. nokogiri 1.0.5 (ruby)
5. Skip this gem
6. Cancel installation
Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError)
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
rake RUBYARCHDIR=/var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/nokogiri-1.0.6/lib RUBYLIBDIR=/var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/nokogiri-1.0.6/lib extension
Don't know how to build task 'extension'
I found some references to using `upgrade –system’ to upgrade the gem software components, but this didn’t work for me. Instead the following worked:
$ sudo gem update --system
This upgraded my gem installation, but it still needed this patch in order to run.
After all this the Sproutcore installation went smoothly.