[R] installing RMySql-0.6.0

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 20:40:54 CEST 2007

Actually there is an RMYSQL windows binary in the CRAN Extras area but
it crashes on my XP machine when I try to use it.  I have had more luck with
the Windows binary in the Bioconductor Extras area (which seems to work except
for some warnings that you can ignore):


and also another private build by one user that works without the warnings.
Note that there is an r-sig-db list for this type of question:


On 8/7/07, yuewu at cox.net <yuewu at cox.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to install RMySql-.0.6.0 to work with WinXP, MySQL 5 and R 2.51. there is no binary for windows on cran-r, so i grabbed RMySql-0.6.0.tar.gz and tried to compile it.
> I get the following error:
> * checking for file 'RMySQL/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
> * preparing 'RMySQL':
> * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... 'sh' is not recognized as an internal or external command.
> OK
> * cleaning src
> * removing junk files
> where is it specified to use .sh commands?  i went through the installation instructions and could not find references to it.
> also do i need to compile the src/*.c files separately? i assume the rcmd build should take of everything as the individual src/.*c files don't compile without mysql.h and unistd.h.
> thanks,
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