Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm trying to install the gsl gem on Ubuntu Saucy

I installed the relevant gsl packages with

sudo apt-get install gsl-bin libgsl0-dev

But then installing the gem fails

In file included from /usr/include/ruby-1.9.1/ruby.h:32:0,
                 from ../include/rb_gsl_array.h:34,
                 from wavelet.c:13:
wavelet.c: In function ‘rb_gsl_wavelet_define_const’:
wavelet.c:155:45: error: ‘forward’ undeclared (first use in this function)
   rb_define_const(klass, "FORWARD", INT2FIX(forward));
                                             ^
/usr/include/ruby-1.9.1/ruby/ruby.h:225:45: note: in definition of macro ‘INT2FIX’
 #define INT2FIX(i) ((VALUE)(((SIGNED_VALUE)(i))<<1 | FIXNUM_FLAG))
                                             ^
wavelet.c:155:45: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
   rb_define_const(klass, "FORWARD", INT2FIX(forward));
                                             ^
/usr/include/ruby-1.9.1/ruby/ruby.h:225:45: note: in definition of macro ‘INT2FIX’
 #define INT2FIX(i) ((VALUE)(((SIGNED_VALUE)(i))<<1 | FIXNUM_FLAG))
                                             ^
wavelet.c:157:46: error: ‘backward’ undeclared (first use in this function)
   rb_define_const(klass, "BACKWARD", INT2FIX(backward));
                                              ^
/usr/include/ruby-1.9.1/ruby/ruby.h:225:45: note: in definition of macro ‘INT2FIX’
 #define INT2FIX(i) ((VALUE)(((SIGNED_VALUE)(i))<<1 | FIXNUM_FLAG))
                                             ^
wavelet.c: In function ‘rb_gsl_wavelet_transform0’:
wavelet.c:194:31: error: ‘forward’ undeclared (first use in this function)
   gsl_wavelet_direction dir = forward;
                               ^
wavelet.c: In function ‘rb_gsl_wavelet2d’:
wavelet.c:534:31: error: ‘forward’ undeclared (first use in this function)
   gsl_wavelet_direction dir = forward;
                               ^
make: *** [wavelet.o] Error 1

The problem is similar to this one: Problems installing gsl gem

The top solution from that thread doesn't work though - the source package for gsl 1.14 is not available at that address anymore. I guess this will be useful to many users with Saucy.

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

For ubuntu 13.10, ruby 2.0.0 works fine next-

curl -O http://ftp.unicamp.br/pub/gnu/gsl/gsl-1.16.tar.gz
tar xvzf gsl-1.16.tar.gz
cd gsl-1.16
./configure
make
sudo make install
sudo gem install --conservative --no-ri --no-rdoc gsl
share|improve this answer
    
Thank you Artem - but for now I'm stuck with ruby 1.9.3. Will check this in the future. –  danmaz74 Dec 14 '13 at 9:37

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.