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Ruby

Ken Alger
STAFF
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

MySQL & Ruby

Is it possible to associate a Rails project (Time Biller) with the Xammp MySQL server? When I attempt to run "gem install mysql2" I get the "failed to build gem native extension" error. My project was created with -d mysql and I would rather work through the associated lesson with MySQL than sqlite.

Windows 8.1 ruby 1.9.3p545 Rails 4.1.4

2 Answers

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,440 Points

Try this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19765290/error-failed-to-build-gem-native-extension-error-installing-mysql2

Also, WIndows is not the best choice for Rails development environment. Consider a virtual machine with Linux distribution (like Ubuntu or Mint).

Maciej Czuchnowski
Maciej Czuchnowski
36,440 Points

Also, you will need to edit the database.yml file to let the application know you want to use mysql.

Ken Alger
STAFF
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

Maciej;

Thanks for the info. I spent the morning installing VMware and Ubuntu and resetting up my dev environment and things are now much more in line with the training video and, honestly, after just a little bit of time working in the new environment, I like it much better. Thanks for the suggestion!

Ken