Please forgive me if this has been answered in another post. I've looked around but couldn't find a solution. I bought the book "Agile Web Development with Rails" and think I'm going to really like it. I went through the first chapter with no problems. However, as I begin developing the database on page 57, I get a consitent error: Before updating scaffolding from new DB schema, try creating a table for your model (Products) I've changed all the parameters in the database.yml file 100 times including the username, password, socket and taking the underscore out of the databases it is connecting to. My error logs read: [4;36;1mProducts Columns (0.000000)^[[0m ^[[0;1mMysql::Error: Lost connection to MySQL server during query: SHOW FIELDS FROM products^[[0m I tried to do: gem install mysql but it eventually errored and failed. I'm running a box with FC 4, Mysql 4.1 and Ruby 1.0 Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm not even sure where to start. Bryce
on 2006-02-08 18:39
on 2006-02-08 23:04
I had this problem too. This worked for me, from the Rails Wiki. The install process may be looking for mysql in the wrong place, so make a symbolic link: ln -s /usr/lib/mysql /usr/local/lib/mysql http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/MySQL+Data...
on 2006-02-08 23:33
Bil Herron wrote: > The install process may be looking for mysql in the wrong place, so make > a symbolic link: > > ln -s /usr/lib/mysql /usr/local/lib/mysql Thanks a ton Bil. This problem drove me nuts for a good day or so. What finally worked was this: ln -s /usr/lib/mysql /usr/local/lib/mysql gem mysql install after that there were no errors. I really appreciate your help. Bryce
on 2006-02-08 23:56
This still doesn't work for me. I get the ... *** 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. So I run... ruby extconf.rb --with-mysql-dir=/var/lib/mysql/ (With many other directories for the actual dir path.) But still no go. What the hell? :) - Rabbit ---