问题描述:

I just want to install Nokogiri for Ruby on my Windows XP. The process is apparently so obfuscated and divergent that I have about 50 different tabs and windows open trying to install Libxml, devKit, other versions of what I already have, and so on. Does anybody know the secrets of how to install Nokogiri for Ruby on Windows?

Configuration

On my Windows XP, Version 2002 SP3, I have the following directories:

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  • C:\RailsInstaller\Ruby1.9.3
  • C:\Ruby200
  • C:\libxml2-2.9.1
  • C:\DevKit
  • C:\Python27
  • C:\Python33

Both ruby's are installed, I have no idea about the DevKit or the libxml. The libxml2-2.9.1 is some kind of python source, so I thought it would be a great idea to install python, which I know nothing about, and try to compile it; hence the two python folders.

I have

libxml-ruby 2.6.0 [rdoc] [www] - depends on hanna_guado.

Ruby Bindings for LibXML2

libxslt-ruby 1.1.0 [rdoc] [www] - depends on libxml-ruby.

Ruby libxslt bindings

installed on ruby, but when I go to do a "gem install nokogiri" it still gives me a

ERROR: Error installing nokogiri:

ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

C:/Ruby200/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb checking for libxml/parser.h... no

----- libxml2 is missing. please visit http://nokogiri.org/tutorials/installing_nokogiri.html for help with

installing dependencies.

网友答案:

I'd strongly recommend looking into the Bitnami one-click Ruby installers. They might work with XP.

Otherwise I'd try running a VM with a small Linux guest system. It would be a lot less pain.

Windows isn't exactly friendly to open-source languages and yours is pretty old. Finding the individual components installed is hard enough without a full installer on a current version of the OS, on an old one it's harder and becomes like herding cats.

OS languages fit Linux nicely, and work pretty well with Mac OS because it's *nix based.

Those are the things I'd try instead of what you are doing.

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