Technology Errors

Error Freezing Rails: /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/fileutils.rb:1297: command not found: unzip

I was trying to install and work with Simple Ticket, a rails customer support ticket system, which required a really old version of rails. The goal was to have an easy ticketing system as a temporary solution until a permanent system could be put in place later. So one of the requirements for installing Simple Ticket was to freeze rails at version 1.1.6.

So during the attempt to freeze rails at version 1.1.6 I received the below error.



  1. rake rails:freeze:edge TAG=rel_1-1-6

Technology Errors

msysgit clone Error – fatal: Cannot update the ref ‘HEAD’

I wanted to start syncing a git project to my Windows XP laptop so I installed msysgit because of the good things I have heard about it. The latest version was 1.6.2 so I figured that was a good place to start. Using a clone command I knew works on Linux since I use it all the time I attempted to clone a git repository from github onto the Windows PC. I ended up receiving the output below which is filled with errors.

Git Version:


  1. git version 1.6.2.msysgit.0.186.gf7512

Technology Errors

‘nmake’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

This means nmake is not installed on your Windows PC. To install you need to downloading, extract, and place two files into your $PATH. Follow the couple steps below to install nmake on your PC. In my case I installed nmake on Windows XP.

  1. Download nmake: Visit the following link to download nmake.
  2. Extract nmake:Run the Nmake15.exe file which will extract two files to the directory where it is located. These files will be nmake.exe and NMAKE.ERR.