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I'm trying to compile php5 on dreamhost, after doing what http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/Installing_PHP5 said, I had compiled all the components except php5 itself. When running

$ ./configure ${PHPFEATURES}

It reported error

configure: error: Cannot find libmysqlclient under /usr.
Note that the MySQL client library is not bundled anymore!

But actually I find that /usr/lib64/lib64/libmysqlclient.so.15.0.0 exists. How to help configure find it? Many thanks.

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you could try give different path for mysql, ie:



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I have modified the line to --with-mysql=/usr/lib64, but the error still exists, and it still tries to find the file under /usr not /usr/lib64 –  ZelluX Sep 25 '09 at 11:30

The MysqL installation includes a script called mysql_config, best is to point the compiler flags to this so the build system uses the compiler/linker flags provided by the installation.


When using PHP 5.3 you could also use "myslqnd" as a path which would enable the "MySQL native driver" which is a PHP-specific replacement for the MySQL Client library and is independent from any libmysql.

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