Topic: Problems deploying to heroku

Hi everybody,

I´m a newbee in Rails.

I have a problem, it´s with a new project connection with heroku website (for testing and deployment).

The issue is that I want to deploy the project and when i try to use "git push heroku master" everything seams to work ok, but at the end i receive the following message:

Installing sqlite3 (1.3.7)
       Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
       /usr/local/bin/ruby extconf.rb
       checking for sqlite3.h... no
       sqlite3.h is missing. Try 'port install sqlite3 +universal'
       or 'yum install sqlite-devel' and check your shared library search path (the
       location where your sqlite3 shared library is located).
       *** 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:
       Gem files will remain installed in /tmp/build_3aqjxnpimoxm1/vendor/bundle/ruby/1.9.1/gems/sqlite3-1.3.7 for inspection.
       Results logged to /tmp/build_3aqjxnpimoxm1/vendor/bundle/ruby/1.9.1/gems/sqlite3-1.3.7/ext/sqlite3/gem_make.out
       An error occurred while installing sqlite3 (1.3.7), and Bundler cannot continue.
       Make sure that `gem install sqlite3 -v '1.3.7'` succeeds before bundling.
 !     Failed to install gems via Bundler.
 !     Heroku push rejected, failed to compile Ruby/rails app

 ! [remote rejected] master -> master (pre-receive hook declined)
error: failed to push some refs to ''

I have been looking around in google and in the heroku help and i think this is a database problem.

My project have the Gemfile configured this way:

group :development, :test do
  gem 'sqlite3'

group :production do
  gem 'pg'

And i try to bundle --without production but i can´t fix it.

I suppose that i have to install the PostgreSQL database, but i don´t know how can i do that.

I  have a MAC OS X 10.6 snow leopard.

Can you help me with this?

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by txipojo (2013-04-10 13:41:43)

Re: Problems deploying to heroku

I would checkout  this Railscast episode for installing and getting started with Postgres on OS X.