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Installing Sproutcore on Ubuntu 7.04

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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
> 1
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
(in /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/nokogiri-1.0.6)
rake aborted!
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.

Written by newcome

November 18, 2008 at 10:11 pm

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