Hello, I am running OS X Server version 10.4.6 and I already have some MySQL databases working on the server. I install the RubyGem recently, however, it does not work correctly with the default MySQL. I am wondering if anybody can shed some light on: 1): how to reinstall ruby's mysql library on the OS X server, 2): Is it possible to keep the old database files intact while reinstall ruby's mysql library. Thanks in advance, -Hongbin
on 2006-05-11 23:29
on 2006-05-12 00:28
On May 11, 2006, at 12:26 PM, Hon Bin wrote: > Thanks in advance, > > -Hongbin Hongbin- The easiest way to install the mysql gem on OSX is as follows. run this command $ which mysql_config If that returns a result then you are good to go. SO now install the mysql gem: $ sudo gem install mysql -- --with-mysql-config The extra -- are important. You can safely do this without harming your mysql database contents. -Ezra
on 2006-05-12 00:48
Ezra, Thank you for the tips. I hate to bother you with this, but when I try to fix it based upon what you told me, I got the following message: $ which mysql_config /usr/bin/mysql_config $ sudo gem install mysql --with-mysql-config ERROR: While executing gem ... (OptionParser::InvalidOption) invalid option: --with-mysql-config Any idea? Thanks again! Hongbin
on 2006-05-12 15:01
Note that Ezra's command has TWO occurrences of '--', but you only did one. The first -- tells the gem command to pass the remaining parameters to the command that builds the native gem.