gem install xapian-full Building native extensions. This could take a while... ... checking whether the C compiler works... no configure: error: in `/home/me/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/xapian-full-1.2.3/xapian-core-1.2.3': configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables See `config.log' for more details. rake aborted! Tasks: TOP => default (See full trace by running task with --trace) Gem files will remain installed in /home/me/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/xapian-full-1.2.3 for inspection. Results logged to /home/me/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/xapian-full-1.2.3/./gem_make.out
config.log I got:
configure:3866: checking whether the C compiler works configure:3888: gcc -R/home/me/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/gems/xapian-full-1.2.3/lib conftest.c >&5 gcc: error: unrecognized option '-R' configure:3892: $? = 1 configure:3930: result: no
I found this post on archlinux (which almost exactly explains what to do, I just didn’t quite get it at the time) and this github issue but it took me awhile to figure out how to apply the patch. It’s always easy when you know how…
gem fetch xapian-full gem unpack xapian-full-1.2.3.gem cd xapian-full-1.2.3 curl -O https://github.com/rlane/xapian-full/pull/4.patch patch < 4.patch gem build xapian-full.gemspec gem install ./xapian-full-1.2.3.gem cd .. rm -rf xapian-full-1.2.3 rm xapian-full-1.2.3.gem
I thought after unpacking I’d just be able to run
rake and install the gem that way, but if you can I can’t figure out how. So repacking it (
build) it is - at least that doesn’t take long.
Have to say, Ruby on Linux has been a lot fiddlier than I thought. On my ancient OSX 10.5 PPC no problems at all installing xapian and sup. Colour me suprised.