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Ruby, Windows and RMagick

Been doing a lot of rails work on windows recently and ran into some issues that needed solved.  Just like on Unix, to get the RMagick gem working on a windows platform you need to install ImageMagick.  Go to http://www.imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php?ImageMagick=uteqfietdab37ghqrvfuvoul55#windows and download http://www.imagemagick.org/download/binaries/ImageMagick-6.7.3-7-Q16-windows-dll.exe

Double click and go through the installer, selecting to install C and C++ header files and libraries from the additional options page (this is very important)

Then add environmant variable CPATH=\path\to\imagemagick\include and LIBRARY_PATH=\path\to\imagemagick\lib

You can then ‘gem install rmagick’ and it will build it using the native image magick libraries.

More bits == better? AKA Snow Leopard broke my Gems

Snow Leopard install went fine.  Running methodbox after this didn’t.  ImageMagick, libxml and mysql gems were all broken.  Followed this advice to get it all working.  Boils down to re-install MacPorts, install ImageMagick and libxml2 from ports, re-install the RMagick and libxml-ruby gems, install mysql-64bit, re-install mysql gem (in 64 bit mode).

Easy!!  Only took 2 hours.  So that’s about 4 hours (and 2GB+ downloads) for the snow leopard upgrade so far!

Also found this script for installing ImageMagick.  I couldn’t get it to work but maybe you can.