I recently updated XCode on my MacOS Mojave hackintosh, and to my surprise thereafter, was unable to install a version of the MySQL2 gem for a project I was working on. The solution ultimately was to install a package I didn’t know existed.
When upgrading to a slightly newer version of Ruby for a (somewhat legacy) project I was working on, I had to re-bundle to reinstall gems. One of those was
mysql2. But I had just updated XCode and unbeknownst to me, that update had (re)moved multiple header files needed to compile all sorts of things, including this gem.
So when I tried
bundle, eventually I got this:
Fetching mysql2 0.3.21 Installing mysql2 0.3.21 with native extensions Gem::Ext::BuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. current directory: /Users/jah/.rbenv/versions/2.3.8/lib/ruby/gems/2.3.0/gems/mysql2-0.3.21/ext/mysql2 /Users/jah/.rbenv/versions/2.3.8/bin/ruby -r ./siteconf20190326-24430-11b9ea0.rb extconf.rb checking for ruby/thread.h... yes checking for rb_thread_call_without_gvl() in ruby/thread.h... yes checking for rb_thread_blocking_region()... no checking for rb_wait_for_single_fd()... yes checking for rb_hash_dup()... yes checking for rb_intern3()... yes ----- Using mysql_config at /Users/jah/.brew/bin/mysql_config ----- checking for mysql.h... yes checking for errmsg.h... yes checking for mysqld_error.h... yes ----- Don't know how to set rpath on your system, if MySQL libraries are not in path mysql2 may not load ----- ----- Setting libpath to /Users/jah/.brew/Cellar/[email protected]/5.7.25/lib ----- creating Makefile To see why this extension failed to compile, please check the mkmf.log which can be found here: /Users/jah/.rbenv/versions/2.3.8/lib/ruby/gems/2.3.0/extensions/x86_64-darwin-18/2.3.0-static/mysql2-0.3.21/mkmf.log current directory: /Users/jah/.rbenv/versions/2.3.8/lib/ruby/gems/2.3.0/gems/mysql2-0.3.21/ext/mysql2 make "DESTDIR=" clean current directory: /Users/jah/.rbenv/versions/2.3.8/lib/ruby/gems/2.3.0/gems/mysql2-0.3.21/ext/mysql2 make "DESTDIR=" compiling client.c compiling infile.c compiling mysql2_ext.c compiling result.c linking shared-object mysql2/mysql2.bundle ld: library not found for -lssl clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation) make: *** [mysql2.bundle] Error 1 make failed, exit code 2 Gem files will remain installed in /Users/jah/.rbenv/versions/2.3.8/lib/ruby/gems/2.3.0/gems/mysql2-0.3.21 for inspection. Results logged to /Users/jah/.rbenv/versions/2.3.8/lib/ruby/gems/2.3.0/extensions/x86_64-darwin-18/2.3.0-static/mysql2-0.3.21/gem_make.out An error occurred while installing mysql2 (0.3.21), and Bundler cannot continue.
Well, that’s rather cryptic, isnt' it? So why did it fail to compile?
When looking at
mkmf.log as suggested, I found out why:
ld: library not found for -lssl
Well, that’s not great, is it?
So how do you fix that?
Run this in terminal:
macOS_SDK_headers_for_macOS_10.14.pkg and install, then re-try installing your gem or recompiling whatever was failing before.
Might work for multiple missing libraries that
ld complains about not finding.