Problem installing MySQL driver for OS X Tiger using RubyGem


#1

Hello there,

I am experiencing a problem installing the Ruby MySQL driver for OS X
Tiger using RubyGems…

When I tried to install the mysql driver, I received the following
error message:

Raven:~ untz$ sudo su root
Password:
Raven:/Users/untz root# gem install mysql
Attempting local installation of ‘mysql’
Local gem file not found: mysql*.gem
Attempting remote installation of ‘mysql’
Building native extensions. This could take a while…
*** extconf.rb failed ***
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.

Provided configuration options:
–with-opt-dir
–with-opt-include=${opt-dir}/include
–with-opt-lib=${opt-dir}/lib
–with-make-prog=make
–srcdir=.
–curdir
–ruby=/usr/local/bin/ruby
–with-mysql-config
–with-mysql-dir=/usr/local
–with-mysql-include=${mysql-dir}/include
–with-mysql-lib=${mysql-dir}/lib
–with-mysqlclientlib=mysqlclient
–with-mlib=m
–with-mysqlclientlib=mysqlclient
–with-zlib=z
–with-mysqlclientlib=mysqlclient
–with-socketlib=socket
–with-mysqlclientlib=mysqlclient
–with-nsllib=nsl
–with-mysqlclientlib=mysqlclient
ERROR: While executing gem … (RuntimeError)
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
Gem files will remain installed in /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/
mysql-2.7 for inspection.
ruby extconf.rb install mysql\nchecking 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

BTW, I am using MySQL 5 Community Edition database engine installed
in /usr/local/

Many, many thanks!

-Unnsse


#2

Try using:

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

Cheers!

-DF


#3

David,

Thanks this worked!

Here’s the positive feedback:

make install
mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.7/lib
/usr/bin/install -c -m 0755 mysql.bundle /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/
gems/mysql-2.7/lib
Successfully installed mysql-2.7

Now, my question is… I am using MySQL 5 Community Edition and would
like to know if this driver (I’m a bit confused since this driver is
version 2.7)
will work with it?

Kindest regards,

Unnsse


#4

Hi Unnsse - according to the library’s webpage:

http://www.tmtm.org/en/mysql/ruby/

It should support MySQL 4.0.22/4.1.13/5.0.11

Good luck!

-DF