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  1. #1
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    Jul 2016
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    Answered: MySQL header file mysql.h not found

    I'm trying to install a Sourceforge package called Rexx/SQL on Linux Mint 17.3 and get this from the configure script . . .

    [Sat 2016-07-09 09:02:15]~/Downloads/rxsql26B3_src/regina>> ../configure --with-rexx=regina --with-db=mysql
    checking for one of the following C compilers: xlC xlc gcc cc c89 acc... using /usr/bin/gcc
    checking whether the C compiler works... yes
    checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
    checking for suffix of executables... 
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    checking for suffix of object files... o
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
    checking for library containing strerror... none required
    checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
    checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
    checking target system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
    checking for ranlib... ranlib
    checking for regina-config... yes
    checking location of MySQL header file... configure: error: mysql.h not found; you MUST specify directory where mysql.h resides using --with-dbincdir=
    [Sat 2016-07-09 09:02:52]
    Searched the file system for the file, but it isn't there.

    I then installed the MySQL source, but there's no header file in there either.

    Don't know how to proceed. Any ideas?

    [Running Mint Rosa Mate on AMD64. MySQL version is 5.5.49.]
    Last edited by Weyland; 07-09-16 at 05:38. Reason: added more information

  2. Best Answer
    Posted by Weyland

    "Fixed. It needed libmysqldev."

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Provided Answers: 1
    Fixed. It needed libmysqldev.

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