[R] Installing RMySQL on Debian

Federico Razzoli santec at riseup.net
Thu Jul 10 21:34:10 CEST 2014

Hello. I am trying to install RMySQL. My Os is Debian and I have MariaDB
installed from the tar package (not deb). After downloading RMySQL, I ran
the following commands, and I see DONE. Hoewever, I don't think that the
package is installed, because the dbConnect() function cannot be found.
Probably I'm not passing R the correct paths, but then what paths should I

root at this:/tmp# export PKG_CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql"
root at this:/tmp# export PKG_LIBS="-L/usr/local/mysql/lib -lmysqlclient"
root at this:/tmp# R CMD INSTALL /tmp/RMySQL_0.9-3.tar.gz
* installing to library ‘/usr/local/lib/R/site-library’
* installing *source* package ‘RMySQL’ ...
** package ‘RMySQL’ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for compress in -lz... yes
checking for getopt_long in -lc... yes
checking for mysql_init in -lmysqlclient... no
checking for egrep... grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking mysql.h usability... no
checking mysql.h presence... no
checking for mysql.h... no
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating src/Makevars
** libs
gcc -std=gnu99 -I/usr/share/R/include -DNDEBUG
-I/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql     -fpic  -O2 -pipe -g  -c RS-DBI.c -o
gcc -std=gnu99 -I/usr/share/R/include -DNDEBUG
-I/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql     -fpic  -O2 -pipe -g  -c RS-MySQL.c -o
gcc -std=gnu99 -shared -o RMySQL.so RS-DBI.o RS-MySQL.o
-L/usr/local/mysql/lib -lmysqlclient -lz -L/usr/lib/R/lib -lR
installing to /usr/local/lib/R/site-library/RMySQL/libs
** R
** inst
** preparing package for lazy loading
Creating a generic function for ‘format’ from package ‘base’ in package
Creating a generic function for ‘print’ from package ‘base’ in package
** help
*** installing help indices
** building package indices
** installing vignettes
** testing if installed package can be loaded


Thank you in advance

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