fixing do_mysql hanging or install problems on mac os x

Just a quick tip:

If you’re having trouble getting do_mysql to install on Mac OS X. Try the following:

$ locate mysql_config
/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config

The directory /usr/local/mysql above is your mysql directory. Then try to install do_mysql with the following command (split for readability):

$ gem install do_mysql -- \
   --with-mysql-dir="/usr/local/mysql/" \ 
   --with-mysql-config="/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config"

This solution was found here. I experienced the problem while trying to get merb to run with datamapper on mysql.

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  • Kyle

    I had to add the mysql bin path to my PATH as well to get this to compile. Like so:

    export PATH=”$PATH:/usr/local/mysql/bin/”

    You can find out what yours is by doing:
    locate mysql_config