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Ruby Installing a Ruby Development Environment Installing a Ruby Development Environment Installing Ruby on Windows

Hello, I would like some help installing sqlite3 on this tutorial.

I am getting the following error,

λ gem install sqlite3
Temporarily enhancing PATH to include DevKit...
Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
ERROR:  Error installing sqlite3:
        ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

    C:/Ruby21/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb
checking for sqlite3.h... no
sqlite3.h is missing. Install SQLite3 from http://www.sqlite.org/ first.
*** 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:
        --with-opt-dir
        --without-opt-dir
        --with-opt-include
        --without-opt-include=${opt-dir}/include
        --with-opt-lib
        --without-opt-lib=${opt-dir}/lib
        --with-make-prog
        --without-make-prog
        --srcdir=.
        --curdir
        --ruby=C:/Ruby21/bin/ruby
        --with-sqlite3-dir
        --without-sqlite3-dir
        --with-sqlite3-include
        --without-sqlite3-include=${sqlite3-dir}/include
        --with-sqlite3-lib
        --without-sqlite3-lib=${sqlite3-dir}/lib
        --enable-local
        --disable-local

extconf failed, exit code 1

Gem files will remain installed in C:/Ruby21/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/gems/sqlite3-1.3.9 for inspection.
Results logged to C:/Ruby21/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/extensions/x64-mingw32/2.1.0/sqlite3-1.3.9/gem_make.out

1 Answer

David Moore
David Moore
13,916 Points

Assuming you are on windows by your file path. If you are just starting out and don't have access to a mac or linux I would suggest nitrous.io to avoid the Windows fight. I know this does not address your specific question but based on past experience I think it is an option worth considering. The free option works fine for most starter stuff.