Sunday, July 24, 2011

Install mysql2 gem on windows

If you are trying out the Rails 3 and you are stuck at not being able to install mysql2 gem on your windows pc. Just follow this steps to install it successfully (I used MySQL 5.5.9 version):

  • Install MySQL 5.5.9
  • Copy libmysql.dll from C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\lib [Mine was 64 bit windows, in 32 bit it must be Program Files only] to bin directory of your Ruby installation
  • Now open command prompt and run the following command: gem install mysql2 -- '--with-mysql-include="C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\include" --with-mysql-lib="C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\lib"'
Now its installed on windows...it was only about the extra config options and a bit of string escaping issue on windows command prompt...happy coding...  :)

2 comments:

  1. Ashif, I had to specify the gem version 0.2.6 to make that workable.

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  2. Yes, you can install the version 0.2.6 without any problem on windows. But if you are going to install the latest one you may follow this.

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