Having problems with MySQL loosing connection?

Ah, I was so mad at my Windows dev box. I got problems with MySQL loosing connection almost every refresh of the rails app. But today, after creating a skeleton of a new Rails app, I went into database.yml and read that I should install a mysql.so for Ruby.

It didn’t take much time to download RubyForApache which contains a compiled version of this library.

It turned out that:

So, whenever you get into trouble with MySQL in Windows, install RubyForApache. It should solve all your problems.

UPDATE: Apparently this is not only issue with Windows. In Linux just install the mysql gem:

gem install mysql

Last modified: 20-Jan-23