Error installing Mongrel in Mac OS X Leopard

Posted on 2009-06-30
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I have installed Ruby 1.9.1 in my MacBook PRO. Everything is installing and running correctly, but I cannot install mongrel. I receive the following error:

sh-3.2# gem install mongrel-1.1.5.gem
Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
ERROR:  Error installing mongrel-1.1.5.gem:
      ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

/usr/local/bin/ruby extconf.rb
checking for main() in -lc... yes
creating Makefile

gcc -I. -I/usr/local/include/ruby-1.9.1/i386-darwin9.7.0 -I/usr/local/include/ruby-1.9.1/ruby/backward -I/usr/local/include/ruby-1.9.1 -I. -D_XOPEN_SOURCE -D_DARWIN_C_SOURCE   -fno-common -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=1 -O2 -g -Wall -Wno-parentheses  -fno-common -pipe -fno-common  -o http11.o -c http11.c
http11.c: In function http_field:
http11.c:77: error: struct RString has no member named ptr
http11.c:77: error: struct RString has no member named len
http11.c:77: warning: left-hand operand of comma expression has no effect
http11.c:77: warning: statement with no effect
http11.c: In function header_done:
http11.c:172: error: struct RString has no member named ptr
http11.c:174: error: struct RString has no member named ptr
http11.c:176: error: struct RString has no member named ptr
http11.c:177: error: struct RString has no member named len
http11.c: In function HttpParser_execute:
http11.c:298: error: struct RString has no member named ptr
http11.c:299: error: struct RString has no member named len
make: *** [http11.o] Error 1

Gem files will remain installed in /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/mongrel-1.1.5 for inspection.
Results logged to /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems/mongrel-1.1.5/ext/http11/gem_make.out

Any ideas?


Question by:acilug
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by:Andrew Doades
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have you tried running just

gem install mongrel

so it downloads and installs it?


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Yes, I did. The example here was just a try to see if there was some kind of corruption.
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by:Andrew Doades
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Sorry for long reply...

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acilug earned 0 total points
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It looks like there is a bug in Mongrel to run in Ruby 1.9.1 in Mac OS X.
I am switching to use Thin, which is another web server for Rails.

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