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Old 01-15-2004, 02:11 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Walls
Distribution: Slackware 10.1;CentOS 4
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having trouble compiling MySQL on Slackware 9

I have successfully installed slackware 9 in hopes of using it to replace my current windows2k server webserver. I wanted to install MySQL from source but it seems like it is more trouble than it is worth.
My skill level is - newbie/novice
When I started to compile, it gave me the message "No Curses/termcap library found". I did some digging and found ncurses-devel*.rpm and attempted to install that. It required ncurses-5.*.rpm.
Ok, got that, tried to install that and it wanted all kinds of crap - /bin/sh needed, /sbin/ldconfig, (about 4 of these), and rpmlib (PartialHardLinkSets).

Is there ever a freaking end to this garbage? How much more crap do I need to install MySQL. Should I get a binary from their website?

thanks for help

-frustrated fireman
Old 01-15-2004, 02:15 PM   #2
Registered: Dec 2003
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While I'm normally a fan of compiling from source, Slackware provides packages for both ncurses and MySQL. I'd use pkgtool to install them from your original installation media.

That said, if you're interested in compiling from source, I'd do the same for ncurses. It's freely available from the GNU mirror sites (this URL came up first). I've never had much luck with RPMs and Slackware, which really isn't surprising. I've always had good experiences on Slackware compiling from source.



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