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Re: php 5.1.3 (also 5.1.4) ./configure errors with -lmysqlclient :: The solution!
Posted by: Nicholas Poole
Date: July 16, 2006 04:48PM

Last and final update.

Sorry for the delay in getting back to everyone (i'm guessing there are a lot of people who have the same/similar problems).

Well, i have a solution (and this has been tried and tested on both of my linux boxes; Fedora Core 5 and Mandriva 2006). Its not particually clean though. Anyway, here is what i did:

1: Install all 4 .rpms for MySQL (server, cleint, shared libraries and headers)

2: uninstall the shared libraries (this i what i did, so you may want to skip installing in the first place, or not since this should get a working fix, even if it is unessisary)

3: download and compile the MySQL source (with --enable-shared) MAKE ONLY!

4: you'll find the file in a hidden folder (.lib) under libmysql. copy this to /usr/lib/

5: set up the following sym-links:
ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/mysql/
ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/mysql/
ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/mysql/

6: Try to compile php now, if it still fails, install the shared libraries from the rpm again.

7: Compile of php should work now

I'm guessing its the sym-links between /usr/lib and /usr/lib/mysql that are the real solution, but this method works.

The process is a linux ported version of the mac OSX fix found at , I effectivly changed the file extntions to get it to work on linux.

I hope this gets easily found and answers any issues other users may have with the mysqli extentions with php5.

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