What to do if you receive the error: could not find the MySQL installation include and/or Library directories when installing RMySQL
If you receive the following error when installing RMySQL:
Configuration Error: Could not find the MySQL installation include and/or library directories. Manually specify the location of the MySQL libraries and the header files and re-run R CMD INSTALL.
Open the terminal and install the development libraries for MySQL:
sudo apt-get install libdbd-mysql libmysqlclient-dev libmysqlclient18