Andres, I experienced the same problem and got no where. If you figure
it out, please let me know. Here's my original post:

>>All, I'm having a very tuff time getting this mysql module working on
>>XP. All searches yeild how to's that were last updated in 2003, or
>>linux only environments.
>>
>>Anyone here know an exact method of getting this working?
>>
>>(note, I've tried non 2.7-beta2 versions of this module and other
>>versions of mysql to no avail)
>>
>>C:\mysql-ruby-2.7-beta2>extconf.rb
>>checking for mysql_query() in mysqlclient.lib... no
>>checking for main() in m.lib... yes
>>checking for mysql_query() in mysqlclient.lib... no
>>checking for main() in z.lib... no
>>checking for mysql_query() in mysqlclient.lib... no
>>checking for main() in socket.lib... no
>>checking for mysql_query() in mysqlclient.lib... no
>>checking for main() in nsl.lib... no
>>checking for mysql_query() in mysqlclient.lib... no
>>
>>C:\mysql-ruby-2.7-beta2>extconf.rb --with-mysql-dir=c:/mysql
>>checking for mysql_query() in mysqlclient.lib... no
>>checking for main() in m.lib... yes
>>checking for mysql_query() in mysqlclient.lib... no
>>checking for main() in z.lib... no
>>checking for mysql_query() in mysqlclient.lib... no
>>checking for main() in socket.lib... no
>>checking for mysql_query() in mysqlclient.lib... no
>>checking for main() in nsl.lib... no
>>checking for mysql_query() in mysqlclient.lib... no
>>
>>C:\mysql-ruby-2.7-beta2>mysql --version
>>mysql  Ver 14.7 Distrib 4.1.13a, for Win32 (ia32)
>>C:\mysql-ruby-2.7-beta2>
>>HELP!! :)

On 8/19/05, rcoder <rcoder / gmail.com> wrote:
> The 'mysql' gem only provides the Ruby bindings to the MySQL client API
> -- you have to separately install the MySQL libraries for your system.
> I'm going to go out on a limb and assume you're trying to run Ruby on
> Rails, (and hence posted this question here) you'll probably want the
> full MySQL server installation, as well.
> 
> Basically, go to mysql.com, download the latest Windows distribution,
> and make sure your MySQL install is working before trying to install
> the Ruby bindings.
> 
> -Lennon
> 
> 
>