I'm trying to install the ruby mysql module on my linux (mdk 8.2) box, 
but I can't even get past the first step. When I run extconf.rb, the 
following is printed to the terminal:

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... yes
checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no

At which point, the script exits, with no makefile made. mkmf.log prints

gcc -o conftest -I/usr/lib/ruby/1.6/i586-linux-gnu -O3  -pipe 
-mcpu=pentiumpro -march=i586 -ffast-math -fno-strength-reduce 
-I/usr/include   -I/usr/lib/include -rdynamic  -L/usr/lib/lib 
-L/usr/lib/lib/mysql conftest.c -lmysqlclient -lnsl -lz -lm -lc  -ldl 
-lcrypt -lm
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lmysqlclient

several times. I'm relatively new to linux, and have no idea how to fix 
this. What do I do?

	md |- m:att d:iephouse