gem install mysql giving error on linux

I have mysql installed on linux. Whenever I am trying t
"gem install mysql -- --with-mysql-dir=/usr/bin/mysql"
I am getting following error:-

Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing mysql:
        ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

/usr/local/bin/ruby extconf.rb --with-mysql-dir=/usr/bin/mysql
checking for mysql_ssl_set()... *** extconf.rb failed ***
Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of
necessary libraries and/or headers. Check the mkmf.log file for more
details. You may need configuration options.

Provided configuration options:
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/mkmf.rb:364:in `try_do': The complier failed to
generate an executable file. (RuntimeError)
You have to install development tools first.
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/mkmf.rb:432:in `try_link0'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/mkmf.rb:437:in `try_link'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/mkmf.rb:549:in `try_func'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/mkmf.rb:794:in `have_func'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/mkmf.rb:690:in `checking_for'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/mkmf.rb:279:in `postpone'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/mkmf.rb:253:in `open'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/mkmf.rb:279:in `postpone'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/mkmf.rb:253:in `open'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/mkmf.rb:275:in `postpone'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/mkmf.rb:689:in `checking_for'
        from /usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/mkmf.rb:793:in `have_func'
        from extconf.rb:50

Gem files will remain installed in
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.8.1 for inspection.
Results logged to

Can anyone tell me how to solve this?

Do you have the mysql header files ?


I solved the issue.
I forgot to install "mysql-delop" client.
My problem I was working on windows since last 2 years. I moved to linux
now and I am facing lot of problem for installation. I don't why the
installation process for platforms is different as well as cumbersome to

Anyone have any answer on this.