I have Slackware 13.1 and due to some bugs on the current version of the MySQL it comes with, I have to upgrade it. Since Slackware does not have 5.5 and I am upgrading I have decided to go with 5.5.x.
I have tried downloading the generic and non generic tarball but none have the
./configure; make; make install available.
Could some one explain to me what is the process to build the MySQL from tarball or if there is still a version with
./configure that I can use with SlackBuild script to build it ?