On Nov 24, 2006, at 8:10 PM, Michael Satterwhite wrote:

> I had to reload my system and am trying to bring up ruby on my kubuntu
> system. I've compiled / installed ruby and rubygems. I then run
>      sudo gem install mysql -y
>
> I select 2 when it asks for mysql 2.7 (ruby). It then runs a bit,  
> then I
> get the following errors:
>
>      ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
>      Gem files will remain installed in
>         /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.7 for inspection.
>
>      Results logged to
> /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.7/gem_make.out
>
> I have no idea what to look at other than the file that supposedly it
> was logged to, but the "gem_make.out" file has absolutely nothing  
> in it
> (actually, it has 1 byte, but I think it's a space)
>
> Can anyone offer any help.
> As always, thanks in advance.
> ---Michael


Hey Michael-

	Run this command:

$ which mysql_config

	If that returns a path to mysql_config then you can install the  
mysql gem with this command:

$ sudo gem install mysql -- --with-mysql-config

	If you don't have mysql_config in your path then you may be better  
off trying to install the .deb package for libmysql-ruby from apt.

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