Middleman hiccup on Windows
I’ve been trying to help out on some parts of the Scalingo documentation which is based on middleman. But all this ruby dependency madness on windows including partially non available binaries is driving me nuts.
I should note that
gem had been updated to 2.4.6,
nokogiri precompiled Windows binaries installed (1.6.5-x86-mingw32) due to some other issues I faced. So your mileage may vary with the below especially as I can’t recall exactly what else I had to “fix” in order for this to work.
Let’s start with the initial issue when trying to run
middleman build --clean after
d:/Ruby21/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/gems/ffi-1.9.3-x86-mingw32/lib/ffi.rb:14:in `require': cannot load such file -- ffi_c (LoadError)
We forego this by updating
ffi to 1.9.8 with precompiled binaries and then pointing a requiring
Gemfile.lock to that version:
gem install ffi:1.9.8
Lets go on with
middleman build --clean:
d:/Ruby21/lib/ruby/2.1.0/pathname.rb:48:in `': no implicit conversion from nil to integer (TypeError)
So let’s resort to modifying the middleman-deploy dependency pointing to a “fixed” version not requiring
ptools by modifying the
gem "middleman-deploy", :git => 'https://github.com/whitetrefoil/middleman-deploy.git'
middleman build --clean works! What a torture.