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Nokogiri gem on FreeBSD, libiconv missing error

If you try to install the nokogiri gem on freebsd you may get the following error message:

libiconv is missing. please visit for help with installing dependencies.

In that case it should suffice to use the following command to install the gem:

% gem install nokogiri -v 'DESIRED_VERSION' -- --with-iconv-lib=/usr/local/lib --with-iconv-include=/usr/local/include

If you get further error messages complaining about libxslt or libxml you may need a couple more options:

% gem install nokogiri -v 'DESIRED_VERSION' -- --use-system-libraries \ --with-iconv-lib=/usr/local/lib --with-iconv-include=/usr/local/include \ --with-xml2-lib=/usr/local/lib --with-xml2-include=/usr/local/include/libxml2/libxml \ --with-xslt-lib=/usr/local/lib --with-xslt-include=/usr/local/include/libxslt

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over 6 years ago
by jan0sch
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