Canna Canna - 5 months ago 17
Ruby Question

Error installing libv8: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension

I made a rails project with,

rails new test_bootstrap.


succeeded.

moved to the project dir and added the gems

gem "therubyracer"
gem "less-rails" #Sprockets (what Rails 3.1 uses for its asset pipeline) supports LESS
gem "twitter-bootstrap-rails"


and run

bundle install


after that, i have this error.

Installing libv8 (3.16.14.3)
Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby1.9.3/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb
creating Makefile
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c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby1.9.3/lib/ruby/ge
ms/1.9.1/gems/libv8-3.16.14.3/ext/libv8/builder.rb:58:in `setup_python!': libv8 requires
python 2 to be installed in order to build, but it is currently not available (RuntimeErr
or) from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby1.9.
3/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/libv8-3.16.14.3/ext/libv8/builder.rb:42:in `block in build_lib
v8/builder.rb:42:in `block in build_libv8!'
from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby1.9.3/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/libv8-3.16.14.3/ext/lib
v8/builder.rb:40:in `chdir'
from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby1.9.3/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/libv8-3.16.14.3/ext/lib
v8/builder.rb:40:in `build_libv8!'
from c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby1.9.3/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/libv8-3.16.14.3/ext/lib
v8/location.rb:24:in `install!'
from extconf.rb:7:in `<main>'


Gem files will remain installed in c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby1.9.3/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/l
ibv8-3.16.14.3 for inspection.
Results logged to c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby1.9.3/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/libv8-3.16.14.3/ex
t/libv8/gem_make.out
An error occurred while installing libv8 (3.16.14.3), and Bundler cannot
continue.
Make sure that `gem install libv8 -v '3.16.14.3'` succeeds before bundling.


sorry for some Koreans. It says, It can't find the chosen path or something like that.

and i tried to run this command

gem install libv8 -v '3.16.14.3'


throwing the same error.

Answer

try this one:

gem install libv8 -v '3.16.14.3' -- --with-system-v8

Note : Because libv8 is the interface for the V8 engine used by therubyracer, you may need to use libv8, even if you have V8 installed already. If you wish to use your own V8 installation, rather than have it built for you, use the --with-system-v8 option.

For more you can go through the documentation of libv8 on github