Gem install mysql ***extconf.rb failed***

I’ve installed rails (and it works) and now I want to be able to connect
to a mysql database.

The database.yml file tells me to install the mysql drivers by typing:

gem install mysql

This is the error I receive:

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.

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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What platform is this on?

Peter Wright
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Try this:

sudo gem install mysql – --with-mysql-config

I had the same problem and it worked for m.

Thank You,
Ben J.
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