Ruby · watir-webdriver

Watir-webdriver installtion issue with ffi in Windows

watir-webdriver Installtion issue with ffi in Windows:

1. Install ruby

2. Install the gem watir-webdriver from command prompt

a. CMD>gem install watir-webdriver

C:\Users\admin>gem install watir-webdriver
Fetching: watir-webdriver-0.6.1.gem (100%)
Fetching: ffi-1.0.11.gem (100%)
ERROR: Error installing watir-webdriver:
The 'ffi' native gem requires installed build tools.

Please update your PATH to include build tools or download the DevKit
from ‘’ and follow the instructions
at ‘’


3. To Reolsve the issue, we need to install the ffi previous version gem.

4. CMD>gem install ffi -v1.0.9

5. Once ffi installed successfully, then install watir-webdriver again

a.CMD>gem install watir-webdriver


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