I have recently converted to cygwin. I have mysql (the windows binary) installed on XP. Accessing mysql through cygwin works fine as is. When I try to run ruby/mysql programs through cygwin, it fails. To get ruby/mysql working in windows, I put a mysql.so in i386-win folder and a mysql.rb in one of the load paths. For cygwin, I put the same mysql.so in the i386-cygwin folder and the same mysql.rb in the one of the load paths (site_ruby). Before this though I tried gem instal mysql and it fails (I think because it can't find the libraries and/or header files). This is probably because mysql is installed on XP and not cygwin. So I imagine I need to install mysql in cygwin, but I'm not sure how to do this. Any suggestions?
on 2006-05-20 05:54