extconf.rb still can't find libmysqlclient.a. Here is the story. I am 
wondering if it is time to start over with a remake of mysql, but if 
that requires me to undo what I did in the original installation, I'm 
afraid I will just make things worse.

Creation of links:

[localhost:local/mysql/lib] root# ls -l
total 8
lrwxr-xr-x   1 root  mysql   43 Jul 17 08:53 libmysqlclient.a -> 
/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql/libmysqlclient.a
drwxr-xr-x  12 root  mysql  364 Jul 11 19:34 mysql

[localhost:local/mysql/include] root# ls -l
total 8
drwxr-xr-x  27 root  mysql  874 Jul 11 19:33 mysql
lrwxr-xr-x   1 root  mysql   38 Jul 17 08:53 mysql.h -> 
/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql/mysql.h

Verification of locations:

[localhost:local/mysql/include] root# ls -l 
/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql/ | grep libmysqlclient.a
-rw-r--r--  1 root  mysql  1799928 Jul 11 19:33 libmysqlclient.a
[localhost:local/mysql/include] root# ls -l 
/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql/ | grep mysql.h
-rw-r--r--  1 root  mysql  10787 Jul 11 19:33 mysql.h

Run extconf.rb:

[localhost:gary/apps/mysql-ruby-2.4.2] root# ruby extconf.rb 
--with-mysql-dir=/usr/local/mysql
checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no

So I tried adding lib/

[localhost:gary/apps/mysql-ruby-2.4.2] root# ruby extconf.rb 
--with-mysql-dir=/usr/local/mysql/lib
checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no

I find no copy of mkmf.log:

[localhost:gary/apps/mysql-ruby-2.4.2] root# ruby extconf.rb 
--with-mysql-lib=/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql/ --with-mysql-
include=/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql/
checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
[localhost:gary/apps/mysql-ruby-2.4.2] root# find / -name mkmf.log -print
[localhost:gary/apps/mysql-ruby-2.4.2] root#


On Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at 07:47 PM, Joseph Erickson wrote:

> When it says that it's searching for -lmysqlclient, it is looking for 
> the libmysqlclient.a file in your lib folder.
>
> /usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql?  I've never seen that one but I'll take 
> your word for it.  Mine, which I got from 
> http://www.entropy.ch/software/MacOSx/mysql/, puts all of these files 
> in /usr/local/mysql/lib/ without the mysql on the end.  But from what 
> your telling me, your install should work.  I assume you installed from 
> source heh?
>
> <Hours pass>
>
> I just reinstalled from source and I have a break through.  I get the 
> same errors you are:
> [localhost:~/Desktop/mysql-ruby-2.4.2a] erickson% ruby extconf.rb 
> --with-mysql-lib=/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql --with-mysql-
> include=/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql/
> checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
> checking for main() in -lm... yes
> checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
> checking for main() in -lz... yes
> checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
> checking for main() in -lsocket... no
> checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
> checking for main() in -lnsl... no
> checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
>
> But If I install from that site above(entropy), it all works fine.  The 
> version on that site is 3.23.51. The rason seems to be because the 
> entropy install puts the files in /usr/local/mysql/lib and 
> /usr/local/mysql/include.
>
> A work around that should work for now( at least for me) is to soft 
> link the files up one directory.  Just run:
> sudo ln -s /usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql/libmysqlclient.a 
> /usr/local/mysql/lib/
> sudo ln -s /usr/local/mysql/include/mysql/mysql.h 
> /usr/local/mysql/include/
>
> and then run:
> ruby extconf.rb --with-mysql-dir=/usr/local/mysql
>
> It seems to me that (and please don't flame me on this) mkmf has 
> problems when a path has two directory names the same, like 
> /usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql (the two mysqls).  In the mkmf.log I see:
>
> cc -o conftest -I/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.6/powerpc-darwin5.1 -g -O2 -pipe 
> -no-precomp -I/usr/local/include   -I/usr/local/include   
> -L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib/mysql conftest.c -lmysqlclient -lz 
> -lm   -lobjc
> /usr/bin/ld: warning -L: directory name (/usr/local/lib/mysql) does not 
> exist
> /usr/bin/ld: can't locate file for: -lmysqlclient
>
> After I run:
>
> ruby extconf.rb --with-mysql-lib=/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql/ 
> --with-mysql-include=/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql/
>
> Something to look into?  I tried but I didn't see anything wrong 
> really.  If no one else has seen this, it could just be an 'us' problem 
> and I can live with that.
>
> Joseph Erickson
>
>
>
> On Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at 08:38  PM, GARY PALMER wrote:
>
>> Joseph,
>>
>> The locations may seem odd, but they were created by the secure 
>> installation process recommended at 
>> <http://developer.apple.com/internet/macosx/osdb.html>. I followed 
>> those procedures to the letter.
>>
>> libmysqlclient.a is in /usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql/
>> mysql.h is in /usr/local/mysql/include/mysql/
>> extconf.rb is in ~/Apps/mysql-ruby-2.4.2
>>
>> The results of the attempted configuration following your 
>> recommendations (I think) were the same as before:
>>
>> [localhost:~/Apps/mysql-ruby-2.4.2] gary% ruby extconf.rb 
>> --with-mysql-lib=/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql --with-mysql-
>> include=/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql/
>> checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
>>
>> The result was the same in root#.
>>
>> Is it telling me that it doesn't find libmysqlclient.a or that the 
>> former doesn't have mysql_query() for some reason?
>>
>> Verification of locations:
>>
>> [localhost:~/Apps/mysql-ruby-2.4.2] gary% cd 
>> /usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql/
>> [localhost:mysql/lib/mysql] gary% ls
>> libdbug.a          libmerge.a         libmyisammrg.a     
>> libmysqlclient.la  libmysys.a
>> libheap.a          libmyisam.a        libmysqlclient.a   
>> libmystrings.a     libnisam.a
>> [localhost:mysql/lib/mysql] gary%
>>
>> [localhost:mysql/lib/mysql] gary% cd /usr/local/mysql/include/mysql/
>> [localhost:mysql/include/mysql] gary% ls
>> chardefs.h         keymaps.h          my_global.h        
>> my_pthread.h       mysql_version.h    sslopt-case.h      tilde.h
>> dbug.h             m_ctype.h          my_list.h          
>> my_sys.h           mysqld_error.h     sslopt-longopts.h
>> errmsg.h           m_string.h         my_net.h          
>> mysql.h            raid.h             sslopt-usage.h
>> history.h          my_config.h        my_no_pthread.h    
>> mysql_com.h        readline.h         sslopt-vars.h
>>
>> [localhost:mysql/include/mysql] gary% cd ~/Apps/mysql-ruby-2.4.2
>> [localhost:~/Apps/mysql-ruby-2.4.2] gary% ls
>> MANIFEST                  README.ja                 
>> extconf.rb                mysql-compat.rb           
>> mysql.c                   test.rb
>> README                    depend                    
>> extconf.rb.bak            mysql-ruby-2.4.2.tar.gz   t



Gary B. Palmer
ANT & ETS
University of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
89154
gbp / nevada.edu
anthro-ets.unlv.edu
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