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I am trying to install a gem on linux but it is giving me an error:

An error occured while installing mysql2 (0.3.11), and Bundler cannot continue.
Make sure that gem install mysql2 -v '0.3.11' succeeds before bundling.

What do I need to do now?

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edited Aug 10 '12 at 10:35 Frederick Cheung 65.1k 5 90 117 asked Aug 10 '12 at 10:26 priyamoralwar 26 1 2


2 Answers

Probably, it can't build mysql2 native extension.

If you're using Ubuntu 14.04 or newer, try sudo apt-get install ruby-mysql libmysqlclient-dev.

On older versions of Ubuntu install this: sudo apt-get install libmysql-ruby libmysqlclient-dev

On OS X: brew install mysql

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edited Mar 5 '16 at 1:11 answered Aug 10 '12 at 10:36 Resure 364 5 16 1   it is ruby-mysql now instead of libmysql-ruby –  avguchenko Mar 4 '16 at 22:36      Thanks, I've updated the answer. –  Resure Mar 5 '16 at 1:12


I was using LInux 16 Cinnamon and got that error message. I used "Resure"'s, solution sudo apt-get install libmysql-ruby libmysqlclient-dev

then ran bundle install for project.

It worked!

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answered Jul 21 '14 at 3:12 user3386050 73 10


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