Hi everyone. I have been having issues installing a few gems. PCAP is
one of them. I'll admit that my troubleshooting abilities are probably
not as up to par as some of the other folks here. Programing and ruby
are a side hobby. I have much to learn.
Here is the error I get when installing pcap
C:\Ruby193\include\ruby-1.9.1\i386-mingw32>gem install pcap
Temporarily enhancing PATH to include DevKit...
Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing pcap:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
checking for socket() in -lsocket... no
checking for gethostbyname() in -lxnet... no
checking for hstrerror()... no
checking for pcap.h... no
*** 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.
Clearly I am missing some libraries but I not know how to get these nor
do I know where they should be located when attempting to install pcap.
Even when trying to override the WinCap header and library locations it
fails. If I make a new extconf.rb, extconf_a.rb, and hardcode the Pcap
header and library folders the message, "checking for pcap.h" succeeds
but the other checks continue to fail and Make as well fails.
Does anyone have any thoughts?
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