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Laura Cressman
Laura Cressman
12,548 Points

Rake db:create error!

Hi friends, I am trying to create the database using MySQL for the Migration video in ActiveRecord basics. However, I keep getting this nasty error! Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!

Smile more:) Laura

lauras-mbp:biller lauracressman$ rake db:create
rake aborted!
LoadError: dlopen(/Users/lauracressman/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2/extensions/x86_64-darwin-13/2.1.0-static/mysql2-0.3.16/mysql2/mysql2.bundle, 9): Library not loaded: libmysqlclient.18.dylib
  Referenced from: /Users/lauracressman/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2/extensions/x86_64-darwin-13/2.1.0-static/mysql2-0.3.16/mysql2/mysql2.bundle
  Reason: image not found - /Users/lauracressman/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2/extensions/x86_64-darwin-13/2.1.0-static/mysql2-0.3.16/mysql2/mysql2.bundle
/Users/lauracressman/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2/gems/mysql2-0.3.16/lib/mysql2.rb:8:in `require'
/Users/lauracressman/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2/gems/mysql2-0.3.16/lib/mysql2.rb:8:in `<top (required)>'
/Users/lauracressman/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2@global/gems/bundler-1.6.2/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:76:in `require'
/Users/lauracressman/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2@global/gems/bundler-1.6.2/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:76:in `block (2 levels) in require'
/Users/lauracressman/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2@global/gems/bundler-1.6.2/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:72:in `each'
/Users/lauracressman/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2@global/gems/bundler-1.6.2/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:72:in `block in require'
/Users/lauracressman/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2@global/gems/bundler-1.6.2/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:61:in `each'
/Users/lauracressman/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2@global/gems/bundler-1.6.2/lib/bundler/runtime.rb:61:in `require'
/Users/lauracressman/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2@global/gems/bundler-1.6.2/lib/bundler.rb:132:in `require'
/Users/lauracressman/Desktop/Thinkful/biller/config/application.rb:7:in `<top (required)>'
/Users/lauracressman/Desktop/Thinkful/biller/Rakefile:4:in `<top (required)>'
(See full trace by running task with --trace)

2 Answers

J Scott Erickson
J Scott Erickson
11,883 Points

I dealt with the same error the other day --

in your terminal type:

  sudo ln -s /usr/local/mysql/lib/libmysqlclient.18.dylib /usr/lib/libmysqlclient.18.dylib
Mil Reyes
Mil Reyes
11,750 Points

Thanks J Scott Erickson! This is very helpful!

kabir k
kabir k
Courses Plus Student 18,036 Points

I did that but I got the following at the bottom of my error,

Couldn't create database for {"adapter"=>"mysql2", "encoding"=>"utf8", "pool"=>5, "username"=>"root", "password"=>nil, "socket"=>"/tmp/mysql.sock", "database"=>"biller_test"} rake aborted! Gem::LoadError: Specified 'mysql2' for database adapter, but the gem is not loaded. Add gem 'mysql2' to your Gemfile (and ensure its version is at the minimum required by ActiveRecord).

Gem::LoadError: can't activate mysql2 (~> 0.3.13), already activated mysql2-0.4.1. Make sure all dependencies are added to Gemfile.

Tasks: TOP => db:create (See full trace by running task with --trace)

J Scott Erickson
J Scott Erickson
11,883 Points

@kabir im thinking based on your error that you have either conflicting gem versions, or conflicting MySQL installs. I've started using brew to manage my installs ( and I've switched to Postgres long since this post ), you should ensure your gem version and MySQL version are both the appropriate versions.