Install RMagick 2.13.2 in macOS Sierra

Homebrew┬áis usually pretty good at installing ImageMagick and I was wondering why it threw the following error when I tried to configure an old Rails project in macOS Sierra. I had run brew install imagemagick before installing the RMagick gem and still got this –

checking for Ruby version >= 1.8.5... yes
checking for /usr/local/Cellar/gcc@4.9/4.9.3_1/bin/gcc-4.9... yes
checking for Magick-config... no
Can't install RMagick 2.13.2. Can't find Magick-config in <snip>

Turns out Homebrew installed ImageMagick 7.0.4-6 and it doesn’t have Magick-config executable in its bin directory, instead it has Magick++-config.

Got the gem installed by downgrading ImageMagick to version 6 as follows.

# Uninstall ImageMagick 7
brew uninstall imagemagick
brew install imagemagick@6
brew link imagemagick@6 --force

Now we can install the gem.

gem install rmagick -v '2.13.2'


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