Segmentation Fault when using MySql from Ruby - please help

Hello,

I have installed the “mysql” gem for Ruby running on Windows.
The version of mysql is 2.7.3, the version of Ruby is 1.8.5.

When I run the following program:

require ‘mysql’
mysql=Mysql.init
Mysql.real_connect(‘localhost’,‘gast’,‘gast’,‘test’)
mysql.query(‘select count(*) from t1’)

I get a segmentation fault at the last statement:

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ex1.rb:5: [BUG] Segmentation fault
ruby 1.8.5 (2006-12-25) [i386-mswin32]

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual
way.
Please contact the application’s support team for more information.

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What am I doing wrong here? Usually I would assume that a SEGV means
there is a bug in the Ruby implementation; but since my code is
so simple and common (simply doing a SQL query), I suspect that it
is in my code.

Ronald

Not sure if this is your segfault… But you’re using these in a way I
haven’t seen. I assign the connect call to an obj and query that…

con_obj = Mysql.real_connect blah
res_set = con_obj.query(blah)

Also make sure that libmysql.dll is in your PATH and available to Ruby.

Not sure if this is your segfault… But you’re using these
in a way I haven’t seen. I assign the connect call to an
obj and query that…

con_obj = Mysql.real_connect blah
res_set = con_obj.query(blah)

Indeed, that was it - I used the library in a strange way; and
as we all know: Garbage In - Garbage Out … :wink:

Thanks a lot,

Ronald

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