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Section: MySQL Database System (1)
Updated: 11/15/2007
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NAME

mysql_config - get compile options for compiling clients  

SYNOPSIS

mysql_config options
 

DESCRIPTION

mysql_config

provides you with useful information for compiling your MySQL client and connecting it to MySQL.

mysql_config supports the following options:

*
--cflags

Compiler flags to find include files and critical compiler flags and defines used when compiling the libmysqlclient library.

*
--include

Compiler options to find MySQL include files. (Note that normally you would use --cflags instead of this option.)

*
--libmysqld-libs, --embedded

Libraries and options required to link with the MySQL embedded server.

*
--libs

Libraries and options required to link with the MySQL client library.

*
--libs_r

Libraries and options required to link with the thread-safe MySQL client library.

*
--port

The default TCP/IP port number, defined when configuring MySQL.

*
--socket

The default Unix socket file, defined when configuring MySQL.

*
--version

Version number for the MySQL distribution.

If you invoke mysql_config with no options, it displays a list of all options that it supports, and their values:

shell> mysql_config
Usage: /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config [options]
Options:
  --cflags         [-I/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql -mcpu=pentiumpro]
  --include        [-I/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql]
  --libs           [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient -lz
                    -lcrypt -lnsl -lm -L/usr/lib -lssl -lcrypto]
  --libs_r         [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient_r
                    -lpthread -lz -lcrypt -lnsl -lm -lpthread]
  --socket         [/tmp/mysql.sock]
  --port           [3306]
  --version        [4.0.16]
  --libmysqld-libs [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqld -lpthread -lz
                    -lcrypt -lnsl -lm -lpthread -lrt]

You can use mysql_config within a command line to include the value that it displays for a particular option. For example, to compile a MySQL client program, use mysql_config as follows:

shell> CFG=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config
shell> sh -c "gcc -o progname `$CFG --cflags` progname.c `$CFG --libs`"

When you use mysql_config this way, be sure to invoke it within backtick (lq`rq) characters. That tells the shell to execute it and substitute its output into the surrounding command.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2007 MySQL AB

This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.

This documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with the program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA or see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

Please email <docs@mysql.com> for more information or if you are interested in doing a translation.  

SEE ALSO

For more information, please refer to the MySQL Reference Manual, which may already be installed locally and which is also available online at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/.  

AUTHOR

MySQL AB (http://www.mysql.com/).


 

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