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How to install rdiscount ruby gem in windows vista?

How to install rdiscount ruby gem in windows vista?

I have vista and trying to install ruby gem - 'rdiscount' and get following error...what's the answer for this?

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Guest [Entry]

"RDiscount will not be an easy port for Windows. It uses a POSIX function that is not available under Windows, even if you adjusted most of it.

I would recommend usage of BlueCloth, latest version, also in combination with newer RubyInstaller version of Ruby, which uses GCC and can compile gems that require it.

I've mentioned this issue on the RubyInstaller group before.

Please grab the newer installer from rubyinstallerdotorg and the DevKit too

Follow the instructions for installation from the wiki page (Development Kit)

Hope that helps, cannot put links to the references."