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Old 12-11-2006, 07:01 PM   #1
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Cannot find mysql_config file

I installed MySQL on a Red Hat 9 machine as part of a soon to be PHP installation with Apache and MySQL support. These are the mysql rpm's that I used:


I am using a Sams Teach Yourself book, "PHP, MySQL, and Apache" as a guide. I installed MySQL and Apache and now I am installing PHP. I downloaded the PHP tarball


and unzipped and untarred it.

According to the book, I need to configure PHP to include Mysql and PHP with the following command:

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/php --with-mysqli=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs

I have the php and apxs directory paths, but not the mysql_config.

I updated my database and searched for mysql_config and came up with nothing:

[root@BriansRH src]# updatedb
[root@BriansRH src]# locate mysql_config
[root@BriansRH src]#

I also tried the find command and couldn't find it:

[root@BriansRH src]# find / -name mysql_config
[root@BriansRH src]#

I query my rpm's to make sure that mysql is installed and confirmed that they are:

[root@BriansRH src]# rpm -qa | grep MySQL

I have checked other forums concerning this and the only advice that I seem to run accross is that with different rpm installations, especially with Red hat, the mysql_config file is sometimes in a different place...but as you can see, I simply do not have it.

Can anyone point me in the right direction on this?
Old 12-11-2006, 07:34 PM   #2
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I believe this is where it should be.

Old 12-11-2006, 07:50 PM   #3
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[root@BriansRH src]# ls /usr/bin/mysql_config
ls: /usr/bin/mysql_config: No such file or directory

This is what I have in that directory:

[root@BriansRH src]# ls /usr/bin/mysql*
/usr/bin/mysql /usr/bin/mysqldump /usr/bin/mysql_setpermission
/usr/bin/mysqlaccess /usr/bin/mysqldumpslow /usr/bin/mysqlshow
/usr/bin/mysqladmin /usr/bin/mysql_explain_log /usr/bin/mysql_tableinfo
/usr/bin/mysqlbinlog /usr/bin/mysql_find_rows /usr/bin/mysqltest
/usr/bin/mysqlbug /usr/bin/mysql_fix_extensions /usr/bin/mysql_tzinfo_to_sql
/usr/bin/mysqlcheck /usr/bin/mysql_fix_privilege_tables /usr/bin/mysql_upgrade
/usr/bin/mysql_convert_table_format /usr/bin/mysqlhotcopy /usr/bin/mysql_waitpid
/usr/bin/mysql_create_system_tables /usr/bin/mysqlimport /usr/bin/mysql_zap
/usr/bin/mysqld_multi /usr/bin/mysql_install_db
/usr/bin/mysqld_safe /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation


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