The MySQL install was 100% Windows. There was nothing UNIX-y about it,
nor did I have to alter any environment variables or registry settings.
MySQL worked out of the box for me on Windows and my Ruby and Ruby On
From: gregarican [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 3:01 PM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: Ruby on Linux & Windows
> I could not get the mysql to work period on windows.
--could on NIX,
>but not win32. perhaps it was the version of mysql,
compiler, or mysql
>module.... Not offering solutions, just voicing my opinion..
There are some minor configuration changes and existing
enviormental conditions that must be present. For example I
know that Windows boxes typically have a TEMP variable set to
c:\temp, %windir%\temp, %userprofile%\local settings\temp,
etc. But for UNIX-y applications a c:\tmp directory must be
created. I recall using a Windows MySQL client/server setup
when our company tested out a POS/Inventory product. MySQL
pretty much installed out of the box with a couple of tweaks
here and there...