Getting Ruby to work on Vista64
Trying to get Ruby and Rails to work in Vista64 turned to be an exercise in masochism: All the wikis, blogs, fora and others re contradicting one another, based on what worked in one system and extrapolating to other situations.
Here, I am going to do the same.
Part of the problem is that, after installing all the dependencies with
gem install sqlite3-ruby there are messages that indicate that as not working:
==== UNSUPPORTED PLATFORM ==================================
The platform ‘i386-mingw32’ is unsupported. Please help the author by
editing the following file to allow your sqlite3 library to be found, and
submitting a patch to email@example.com. Thanks!
What I did was to go to the mentioned api.rb, and check the offending environment
ffi_lib case RUBY_PLATFORM.downcase
when /win32/ with
I followed tips from emson.
So far this works, but I do fully expect more trouble along the way.