Friday, February 5, 2010

Problem installing sqlite3-ruby gem

Never learnt my lessons. Encountered this so many times.

sudo gem install sqlite3-ruby

Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing sqlite3-ruby:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

/usr/bin/ruby1.8 extconf.rb
checking for fdatasync() in -lrt... yes
checking for sqlite3.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.

The solution is to make sure the following library's installed!

sudo apt-get install libsqlite3-dev

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