Did you install MySQL? Binary or Source? Even if you are connecting to
a remote database, you are still going to have to have mysql header
files and libs installed.

On 10/29/07, X43 X43 <a43131 / yahoo.com> wrote:
> Michael Steinfeld wrote:
> > did you install the mysql adapter gem?
>
> That's where the problem is coming. I tried doing that in both manner:
>
> gem install mysql
>
> and as shown here :
> http://www.notsostupid.com/blog/2007/10/25/ruby-leopard-and-gems/
>
>
> Both result in :
>
> Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
> ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError)
>     ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
>
> ruby extconf.rb install mysql
> checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
> checking for main() in -lm... yes
> checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
> checking for main() in -lz... yes
> checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
> checking for main() in -lsocket... no
> checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
> checking for main() in -lnsl... no
> checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
> *** extconf.rb failed ***
>
> Appreciate your response. Thanks in advance.
> Aashish
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