Posts not getting through (was problems with MySQL gem


#1

No wonder noone has responded to my posts - I’m not sure they’re going
out. Looking on the ruby-forum I don’t see any of the three messages
I’ve posted about problems with the MySQL gem.

Basically, doing a gem update is getting me this over and over - on both
OS X and Ubuntu (Breezy):

Halo:~ john$ sudo gem update
Password:
Upgrading installed gems…
Attempting remote upgrade of mysql
Attempting remote installation of ‘mysql’
Select which gem to install for your platform (powerpc-darwin8.6.0)

  1. mysql 2.7.2006.04.21 (mswin32)
  2. mysql 2.7 (ruby)
  3. mysql 2.6 (ruby)
  4. mysql 2.5.1 (ruby)
  5. Cancel installation
    2
    Building native extensions. This could take a while…
    ruby extconf.rb update
    checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient… no
    checking for main() in -lm… yes
    checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient… no
    checking for main() in -lz… yes
    checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient… no
    checking for main() in -lsocket… no
    checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient… no
    checking for main() in -lnsl… no
    checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient… no

make
make: Nothing to be done for `all’.

make install
make: Nothing to be done for `install’.
Successfully installed mysql-2.7
Gems: [mysql] updated