getting rails on a tiger September 27, 2006 Tweet
- The HowTo "UsingDarwinPorts" does includes the "server" variant when install mysql, but the "OnOSXTiger" does not. I also installed MySQL5 since they put it as their GA production release and it has some new features I may want to mess with. So I used
$ sudo port install mysql5 +server
when I installed MySQL
As far as I can tell almost everything installed with MySQL5 using DarwinPorts has a "5" appended to the normal file name, so "mysql" client becomes "mysql5" and "mysql_config" becomes "mysql_config5"
When doing gem install mysql I was presented with a few versions to choose from. I chose 2.7, since it was the latest, but after all the different iterations of switches and whatnot trying to make it work it turns out I was doing the right thing from the beginning, with the exception of not doing this first:
$ sudo gcc_select 4.0
This, apparently, is crucial, more specifically I'm assuming MySQL5 requires it. The DarwinPort I installed probably had this already setup in the config file. Some gems I hear need gcc 3.9 in order to work, so be looking at for that. Also I used the switch --with-mysql-config=/opt/local/bin/mysql_config5 noting the "5" at the end again.
After all that everything went smoothly. All that's left is to put it to work! hehe. I do love my Mac, though. :)