[R] Installing RMySQL with MySQL-4.0.12 on Debian Linux

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Tue Apr 15 06:23:37 CEST 2003

On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 11:54:34PM -0400, sung-youn.kim at stonybrook.edu wrote:
> I got error messeges when I try to install RMySQL. The version of
> MySQL installed on my Debian is 4.0.12. Error messages were about the
> location of /include and /lib of MySQL distribution. Final error
> messages were;
> usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lz 

That means you don't have the "development" version of zlib needed to compile
(as opposed to merely run) programs with zlib. So do

$ apt-get install zlib1g-dev

As for the prior question: You probably also need libmysqlclient-dev for
the same reason, thus 

$ apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev

Hope this helps,  Dirk

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