Link xampp mysql to Ruby's


#1

I have xampp running on my computer now and I have mysql working with
that. Is there a way to link Ruby to use the xampp mysql settings so I
don’t have to install mysql twice on my computer?


#2

On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 12:03 PM, Chris G. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I have xampp running on my computer now and I have mysql working with
that. Is there a way to link Ruby to use the xampp mysql settings so I
don’t have to install mysql twice on my computer?

I don’t know what “settings” you’re referring to, but you can certainly
access the instance of MySQL on your system, regardless of how it
was initially installed.


#3

Hassan S. wrote:

I don’t know what “settings” you’re referring to, but you can certainly
access the instance of MySQL on your system, regardless of how it
was initially installed.

how would you go about doing that.


#4

On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Chris G. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

how would you go about doing that.

How are you intending to use MySQL? From a stand-along Ruby
program, from Rails, ___________?

Regardless, you need to know the MySQL username and password,
socket or port # to connect to, etc. – those are the same whether you
connect from Ruby, Java, PHP, whatever.


#5

Chris G. wrote:

Hassan S. wrote:

I don’t know what “settings” you’re referring to, but you can certainly
access the instance of MySQL on your system, regardless of how it
was initially installed.

how would you go about doing that.

You would create some settings file and ask the Ruby mysql handler to
use those
settings… Its just a matter of using the same settings. As long as the
server
address, username, pass, and so on match you should be able to access it
from
any language you want.

-Zac