The MySQL install was 100% Windows.  There was nothing UNIX-y about it,
nor did I have to alter any environment variables or registry settings.
MySQL worked out of the box for me on Windows and my Ruby and Ruby On
Rails apps.

Patrick Bennett

> -----Original Message-----
> From: gregarican [mailto:greg.kujawa / gmail.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 3:01 PM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: Re: Ruby on Linux & Windows
> 
> x1 wrote:
> 
> > I could not get the mysql to work period on windows. 
> --could on NIX, 
> >but  not win32. perhaps it was the version of mysql, 
> compiler, or mysql 
> >module.... Not offering solutions, just voicing my opinion..
> 
> There are some minor configuration changes and existing 
> enviormental conditions that must be present. For example I 
> know that Windows boxes typically have a TEMP variable set to 
> c:\temp, %windir%\temp, %userprofile%\local settings\temp, 
> etc. But for UNIX-y applications a c:\tmp directory must be 
> created. I recall using a Windows MySQL client/server setup 
> when our company tested out a POS/Inventory product. MySQL 
> pretty much installed out of the box with a couple of tweaks 
> here and there...
> 
> 
>