[R-SIG-Mac] RMySQL won't install

Chris Bunch chris at bayswaterfarm.com
Tue Aug 1 23:05:06 CEST 2006

Thanks Simon -

Unfortunately I have installed the 32 bit (ie non-64 bit) version of MySQL
5.0.22 and get the same error when I try to install RMySQL;

Error in dyn.load(x, as.logical(local), as.logical(now)) : 
	unable to load shared library

6): Symbol not found: _load_defaults
  Referenced from:
  Expected in: flat namespace
Error in library(RMySQL) : .First.lib failed for 'RMySQL'

Dis aliter visum

--On Tuesday, August 1, 2006 00:27 -0400 Simon Urbanek
<simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:

> On Jul 31, 2006, at 2:26 PM, Chris Bunch wrote:
>> I am having problems installing the RMySQL binary package [Mac OS X  
>> 10.4.7;
>> R 2.3.1; R-GUI 1.16 (3198);
>> mysql-max-5.0.22-osx10.4-powerpc-64bit (binary)]
>   ^^^ --- this is not a good idea - it won't work, because the 64-bit
> MySQL package doesn't contain 32-bit client libraries. You will have  to
> get the 32-bit version instead (or use 64-bit version of R  instead, but
> then you lose the GUI, Quartz etc.).
> In theory 32-bit library could potentially work with 64-bit server as
> they communicate over sockets, but I didn't test it myself, so I  don't
> know if that's true in practice.
> Cheers,
> Simon

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