[R] RMySQL troubles on Mandrake 7.1 and R 1.2.1

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jan 23 08:50:59 CET 2001

On Mon, 22 Jan 2001, Witold Eryk Wolski wrote:

> I am using extensively intensively the RMySQL package on linux Mandrake
> 7.1.
> I installed today the release 1.2.1 of R.
> I got the following errors:
> by loading the package the first time i got the followien error:
> library(RMySQL)
> The following objects(s) are masked from package:base:
> close

That's not a problem (if it were it would be the package breaking R not

> and than:
> Error in load.MySQLManager(max.con, fetch.default.rec, force.reload):
> MySQL driver: (invalid MySQL manager object)

I have had it running on RH6.2 and on Windows (with a few changes) under
1.2.0, and 1.2.1 should be no different.

> Sorry, for me it means only downgrade to R1.1.1,  and this makes me
> really sad, becouse this new memmory allocation, hmmm.....

RODBC works well with MySQL, in my experience better than RMySQL.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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