Note: Serious criticism follows since I want to see rails improve. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I was a happy camper getting along well with introducing myself with RoR 2.2.2 when disaster struck and I think I am not alone (a Google search indicates so). So, I am looking for definitive actions to get out of the mess. Please don't suggest to work with sqlite3 to begin with. I want to get mysql and rails 2.2.2 to speak to each other *now*. - Ubuntu installed -- 8.0.4. - Lamp server reinstalled, just to wipe everything clean (sudo apt-get install lamp-server, this (hopefully) installs everything right). - Mysqld started - Ruby Gems installed. - gem install rails --> fetches rails 2.2.2. - rails --database=mysql people -> creates the standard structure - change the database.yml to reflect mysql password. - change the migrate file a bit to match a model created using script/generate model Person - rake db:migrate This wreaks a havoc. !!! The bundled mysql.rb driver has been removed from Rails 2.2. Please install the mysql gem and try again: gem install mysql. rake aborted! no such file to load -- mysql Somewhere I even saw a fierce reaction (like WTF?) to removing mysql.rb from rails 2.2. This is just unfortunate. - I press on. - kedar@kedar-laptop:~/Projects/ror/people$ sudo gem install mysql [sudo] password for kedar: Building native extensions. This could take a while... ERROR: Error installing mysql: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. A HUGE trace follows. I am losing patience now. Why doesn't rails behave? Why can't gem improve the situation? Please help and sorry to vent the frustration. But where else to vent it if not here? Thank you in advance. -Kedar
on 2009-01-20 04:29
on 2009-01-20 05:11
Hi Kedar, I am certainly no expert, but I suffered with the error for several days too. I think you need more information on your install line. I used for OSX 10.5 sudo gem install mysql -- --with-mysql-config=/usr/local/mysql/bin/ mysql_config from: http://www.scribemedia.org/2009/01/02/installing-m... I have included the other links I browsed on the way to the solution too. There is likely a path difference with Ubuntu, but maybe this will help. Eric http://discuss.joyent.com/viewtopic.php?id=5992 sudo gem install mysql -- --with-mysql-include=/usr/local/mysql/ include/ with-mysql-lib=/usr/local/mysql/lib/ â€¢ A similar change (when rebuilding mysql) was required to install the mysql gem: â—¦ ./configure --prefix=/web/pkg/mysql/mysql ... CPPFLAGS='-fPIC' â—¦ â€¢ Installing the mysql gem also required an additional option to help it find the libraries â—¦ sudo gem install mysql -- --with-mysql-config=/web/pkg/mysql/ current/bin/mysql_config I also looked here. http://pjforpresident.com/2008/06/20/compiling-mys... http://blog.bmn.name/2008/02/rails-gem-install-mys... http://blog.springenwerk.com/2008/11/rails-22-and-...
on 2009-01-20 11:35
> A shame you omitted the bit with the actual information :-) You'll need to make sure you have the development packages for both ruby and mysql (something like ruby-dev and libmysql-dev) Fred
on 2009-01-20 15:43
> I used for OSX 10.5 > sudo gem install mysql -- --with-mysql-config=/usr/local/mysql/bin/ > mysql_config Hi Eric, Thanks for your help. The problem was that the computer did not have libmysqlclient15-dev package which contains mysql_config. I did the following sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient15-dev and then gem install mysql worked as expected. I am going to get this wiki'ed at http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails Thanks for your help. It's quite intimidating/challenging for a n00b even if s/he is a hacker at heart. The funny part was it was all working till I upgraded to rails 2.2.2 in a vein to be on the latest stable branch. -Kedar