Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Installing pg gem on Mac OS 10.9.5

Gem::Ext::BuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

    /Users/bparanj/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.1.5/bin/ruby -r ./siteconf20150623-1849-zuaatt.rb extconf.rb 
checking for pg_config... no
No pg_config... trying anyway. If building fails, please try again with
checking for libpq-fe.h... no
Can't find the 'libpq-fe.h header
*** extconf.rb failed ***
Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of necessary
libraries and/or headers.  Check the mkmf.log file for more details.  You may
need configuration options.

Provided configuration options:

extconf failed, exit code 1

Gem files will remain installed in /Users/bparanj/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.5@carmel/gems/pg-0.18.2 for inspection.
Results logged to /Users/bparanj/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.5@carmel/extensions/x86_64-darwin-14/2.1.0-static/pg-0.18.2/gem_make.out
An error occurred while installing pg (0.18.2), and Bundler cannot continue.

Make sure that `gem install pg -v '0.18.2'` succeeds before bundling.


1. Install http://postgresapp.com/
2. Move postgres from Downloads folder to the Applications folder
3. gem install pg -- --with-pg-config=/Applications/Postgres.app/Contents/Versions/9.4/bin/pg_config