Gem install mysql - problem

Hi all,

I run into a problem whilst installing the mysql gem on a debian box and
not
sure what I need to do.

Cheers,
Paul

[email protected]:/tmp# gem install mysql
Attempting local installation of ‘mysql’
Local gem file not found: mysql*.gem
Attempting remote installation of ‘mysql’
Select which gem to install for your platform (i386-linux)

  1. mysql 2.7.2006.05.10 (mswin32)
  2. mysql 2.7.2006.04.21 (mswin32)
  3. mysql 2.7 (ruby)
  4. mysql 2.6 (ruby)
  5. mysql 2.5.1 (ruby)
  6. Cancel installation

3
Building native extensions. This could take a while…
extconf.rb:1:in `require’: no such file to load – mkmf (LoadError)
from extconf.rb:1
ERROR: While executing gem … (RuntimeError)
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
Gem files will remain installed in /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.7
for
inspection.
ruby extconf.rb install mysql\n

Results logged to /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.7/gem_make.out

[email protected]:/tmp# gem list

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

actionmailer (1.2.1)
Service layer for easy email delivery and testing.

actionpack (1.12.1)
Web-flow and rendering framework putting the VC in MVC.

actionwebservice (1.1.2)
Web service support for Action Pack.

activerecord (1.14.2)
Implements the ActiveRecord pattern for ORM.

activesupport (1.3.1)
Support and utility classes used by the Rails framework.

rails (1.1.2)
Web-application framework with template engine, control-flow layer,
and ORM.

rake (0.7.1)
Ruby based make-like utility.

sources (0.0.1)
This package provides download sources for remote gem installation

On Jun 17, 2006, at 4:52 AM, Paul Ardeleanu wrote:

Attempting local installation of ‘mysql’
Building native extensions. This could take a while…
extconf.rb:1:in `require’: no such file to load – mkmf (LoadError)
from extconf.rb:1
ERROR: While executing gem … (RuntimeError)
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
Gem files will remain installed in /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/
mysql- 2.7 for inspection.
ruby extconf.rb install mysql\n

OK try this instead:

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

make sure you have both sets of – they are both needed.

-Ezra