Having problems with MySQL loosing connection?1 min read ruby-on-rails windows
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:
- It stopped complaining about loosing a connection
- It gained much speed in queries
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
gem install mysql
Last modified: 09-Apr-23