[csw-users] Ruby 'gem install mysql' problems

Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Fri May 8 16:23:10 CEST 2009

Excerpts from Ben Walton's message of Fri May 08 09:23:25 -0400 2009:
> Looking at the extconf.rb shipped with the mysql gem, it only attempts
> to use mysql_config if you pass it as you do below.  If you don't pass
> that option, it falls back to using directories in /usr/local.  This
> is a shortcoming of the mysql gem.

...actually, this can be overridden by calling:

gem install mysql -- --with-mysql-dir=/opt/csw/mysql5

This build works cleanly for me.

Would you mind giving that a spin?

Ben Walton
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University of Toronto
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