[R] Installing RMySQL on Solaris

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed May 31 22:50:59 CEST 2006

Install libz from www.zlib.net.

Note that it is not finding your MySQL libs either, so you need to specify 
a path to the those and may be it will find libz in the same place.  It is 
even possible that you do not have a developer installation of MySQL.

`Solaris' is vague, and MySQL is not a standard Solaris component so you 
need to work out how to tell RMySQL where you (or someone else) put MySQL.

On Wed, 31 May 2006, Ike Nnabugwu wrote:

> % sudo R CMD INSTALL RMySQL_0.5-7.tar.gz
> Password:
> * Installing *source* package 'RMySQL' ...
> creating cache ./config.cache
> checking how to run the C preprocessor... cc -E
> checking for compress in -lz... no
> checking for getopt_long in -lc... no
> checking for mysql_init in -lmysqlclient... no
> checking for mysql.h... yes
> checking for mysql_init in -lmysqlclient... no
> checking for mysql_init in -lmysqlclient... no
> checking for mysql_init in -lmysqlclient... no
> checking for mysql_init in -lmysqlclient... no
> checking for mysql_init in -lmysqlclient... no
> Configuration error:
>   Could not locate the library "libz" required by MySQL.
>   The "libz" library is required by the MySQL client library
>   in order to compress/uncompress connections between clients
>   and the MySQL engine.
>   Make sure you have "libz" installed properly and/or included
>   in your $LD_LIBRARY_PATH.  Perhaps it is not in any of the
>   standard directories (e.g., /usr/lib/, /usr/local/lib)?
> Aborting the installation of RMySQL.
> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'RMySQL'
> ** Removing '/usr/local/lib/R/library/RMySQL'
> This is the error that I am getting while trying to instal RMySQL on
> Solaris.Any ideas?.
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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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