Friday, July 17, 2009

Ruby, Rails, Gems Redux

I decided to use Slackware this time. I've had better luck.

My install already has Ruby 1.8.6 (the latest stable is 1.8.7, I believe).

Ran into an issue when following these instructions. Was supposed to do 'rake gems:install' but got a 'prawn' error

root@slackbox:~/RAILS/RAILS/Snorby# rake gems:install
(in /root/RAILS/RAILS/Snorby)
rake aborted!
no such file to load -- prawn


Fixed it by using 'gem install prawn'. After running that command, I was able to run the 'rake gems:install' without error.

Now I'm having a similar issue when running 'rake snorby:setup':

root@slackbox:~/RAILS/RAILS/Snorby# rake snorby:setup
(in /root/RAILS/RAILS/Snorby)
Setting Up Snorby Database.
!!! The bundled mysql.rb driver has been removed from Rails 2.2. Please install the mysql gem and try again: gem install mysql.
rake aborted!
no such file to load -- mysql


Running 'gem install mysql' give me a BUNCH of errors:

root@slackbox:~/RAILS/RAILS/Snorby# gem install mysql
Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing mysql:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

/usr/bin/ruby extconf.rb
checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
checking for main() in -lm... no
checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
checking for main() in -lz... no
checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
checking for main() in -lsocket... no
checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
checking for main() in -lnsl... no
checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
*** extconf.rb failed ***
Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of
necessary libraries and/or headers. Check the mkmf.log file for more
details. You may need configuration options.

Provided configuration options:
--with-opt-dir
--without-opt-dir
--with-opt-include
--without-opt-include=${opt-dir}/include
--with-opt-lib
--without-opt-lib=${opt-dir}/lib
--with-make-prog
--without-make-prog
--srcdir=.
--curdir
--ruby=/usr/bin/ruby
--with-mysql-config
--without-mysql-config
--with-mysql-dir
--without-mysql-dir
--with-mysql-include
--without-mysql-include=${mysql-dir}/include
--with-mysql-lib
--without-mysql-lib=${mysql-dir}/lib
--with-mysqlclientlib
--without-mysqlclientlib
--with-mlib
--without-mlib
--with-mysqlclientlib
--without-mysqlclientlib
--with-zlib
--without-zlib
--with-mysqlclientlib
--without-mysqlclientlib
--with-socketlib
--without-socketlib
--with-mysqlclientlib
--without-mysqlclientlib
--with-nsllib
--without-nsllib
--with-mysqlclientlib
--without-mysqlclientlib


Gem files will remain installed in /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.7 for inspection.
Results logged to /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.7/gem_make.out


Grrr...!!!

But, I'm a lot closer this time than last time. I'll sort it out either tomorrow night or this weekend.

Oh, and one more thing. Maybe this is more complicated than it has to be, because I've already got BASE running on a server who's internal IP is 10.150.1.103 (FreeBSD on a Dell server/workstation). The MySQL server is also on that box. Maybe I don't actually need the MySQL gem? Can I leverage the actual database on the FreeBSD box and maybe skip some steps? We'll find out, otherwise, I'm going to have to maybe copy the database over to the Slackware machine so I can test. Yeah, I really wanted Snorby on the FreeBSD box but for some reason I'm more comfortable with Slackware.
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