I'm building php from source.. just wondering which mysql path do I specify for --with-mysql= and --with-mysqli because whereis mysql returns:

whereis mysql

mysql: /usr/bin/mysql /usr/lib/mysql /usr/share/mysql /usr/share/man/man1/mysql.1.gz

Also, I installed httpd via yum (RHEL5) so I'm wondering what path to use for --with-apxs2=

whereis httpd

httpd: /usr/sbin/httpd.event /usr/sbin/httpd /usr/sbin/httpd.worker /etc/httpd /usr/lib/httpd /usr/share/man/man8/httpd.8.gz

Thanks for any replies!


Assuming that you've installed mysql-devel and httpd-devel, you should be able to use:

--with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs --with-mysql-lib=/usr/lib64/mysql --with-mysql-include=/usr/include

If you're building for 32 bit, drop the 64 from /usr/lib64.


If the path to apxs2 (APache eXtenSion tool) is still a problem, you should install apache2-dev.

(on Ubuntu » apache2-threaded-dev)


You will need all the -dev packages for the libraries you're compiling against. That meant mysqlclient-dev, httpd-devel amongst others.

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