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Novice: Rails mySQL Problem

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#1 makoyrails



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:03 AM



I am new to rails. Prior to rails I have a WAMP installed on my PC (Windows 8). I was able to install rails with no problem but when I visited loaclhost:3000 I have an error in mySQL connection. Tried some fixes and found out that mySQL service does not start with "rails server." I figured this out because when I started WAMP services there was no error in localhost:3000. 


I really don't know what questions to ask but here are some so please help:


How do i start mySQL when I start rails server?


I understand that webrick is the server but I have apache. How can I access or start mysql with webrick? or can i access the install apache in wamp to start mysql? if so, how?


hope someone understands me. LOL. But help please if you do. Thanks in advance!

#2 Ohm



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 11:47 AM

It's correct that you need your MySQL to be running before launching the WEBrick server. If you want to do this automatically, you can use something like Foreman (https://github.com/ddollar/foreman) to setup the MySQL server before launching the WEBrick server.


I believe that WAMP has a "Use MySQL as a service" feature, where the MySQL server is automatically launched together with Windows? You could use that, but do know that the MySQL server would be running at all times then.

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