[R] Install RMySQL with R 2.4.0

Joe W. Byers Joe-Byers at utulsa.edu
Thu Nov 9 03:00:05 CET 2006


I will post a zip file of the RMySQL 5.10 on my university web site 
www.cba.utulsa.edu/byersj under the Research and Analytics link in the 
next day or two.

Here at the University we had a major technology problem in the college 
of business causing IT to move up a migration time table by 3 months.  I 
am waiting on them to reset the security setting on our webserver.  As 
soon at that is done, I will post the file and notify the mailing as well.

Good Luck and give me a day or two.

Frank McCown wrote:
> Joe Byers wrote:
>> All,
>> After staring at this error message for an hour or so yesterday and this 
>> morning.  I decided to try something else.  Low and behold trying to 
>> build the package in cygwin causes R to try and build under linux/unix 
>> not windows.  I went to the command prompt and was able to build the 
>> package.
>> Download the RMySQL...tar.gz file and unzip somewhere like drive:/projects
>> Several notes
>> 1.  make sure you have mysql directories on your computer somewhere with 
>>   the subdirs of include, bin, and lib.  You can just copy these from 
>> you actual server unless you want to install them.  I used d:/mysql/...
>> 2.  Modify configure.win in RMySQL and Makevars.win ins RMySQL/src to 
>> have the mysql directories from (1)
>> 3.  Copy and paste this script to a batch file and execute
>> **************
>> Rem build without --docs=normal tries to build chm help on windows this 
>> bombs
>> Rem if a zip program not installed the zip file will not be built
>> Rem go find the temp directory where R built the package and copy to 
>> ../R/library
>> Rem temp directory will look something like C:\Temp\Rinst32098657\RMySQL
>> Rem if R bin directory in the path this will run otherwise add the 
>> drive:\Dir1\R\bin to the command
>> Rcmd build --binary \projects\RMySQL --docs=normal
>> ***********************
>> 4. Note that I have --docs=normal in the command line. This is needed to 
>>   get the package built.  Windows packages now default to chm files and 
>> RMySQL does not have any windows chm help files.  All txt, html, and 
>> latex help are built with this option.
>> 5.  I am not sure where the RMySQL...zip file is stored, I think in 
>> ...R\Bin.  I just copied the files from the temp\RinstXXXXXX\to the 
>> ...\R\library to install.
>> This may or may  not work for you, it did for me.
>> I will try and update my website www.cba.utulsa.edu/byersj Research and 
>> Analytics section to include a link to the RMySQL zip file for others to 
>> download.
>> Good Luck
>> Joe
> Joe,
> Thanks for telling us how you got RMySQL installed.  Would you mind 
> posting the dll files so the rest of us wouldn't have to recompile anything?
> Thanks,
> Frank
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