Rails, 64-bit MYSQL, and Mac OS X 10.4.3 incompatible

A bit of Google fodder. After several hours of futzing and debugging I have determined that the combination of Ruby on Rails 0.14.3, Mac OS X 10.4.3, and the 64-bit version of MySQL 5.0.16 are incompatible. The problem is most likely in MySQL/Ruby 2.7.1, but it could also be in the Mac’s build tools, or it could be in MySQL. I’m not sure. But this combination definitely does not work together. Reverting to the 32-bit version of MySQL makes everything work.

One Response to “Rails, 64-bit MYSQL, and Mac OS X 10.4.3 incompatible”

  1. Julik Says:

    True and irritating. But you can have a compromise. Install both 64bit and 32bit versions and link your Ruby bindings to the 32bit version. That way you will have the best of both.

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