The difference between adding a path and not is that without a path the bundled mysql client library will be used, whereas if you add a path then your system's mysql client libs will be used. It is usually a good idea to use the system libaries if you have them because they are more likely to match your server version, and if you are linking against other things that might be linked against the mysql client libraries, then using the system libraries is a better idea.
-Rasmus On Thu, 11 Jul 2002, Tyler Longren wrote: > I've never compiled php with the path to mysql. I've done this on lots > of different servers, and it always works. I don't know if it's the > proper way of doing things, but it does work. > > -- > Tyler Longren > Captain Jack Communications > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > www.captainjack.com > > > > On Fri, 12 Jul 2002 10:02:40 +0930 (CST) > Michael Hall <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > > Another PHP compilation question ... > > > > I've just compiled PHP 4.2.1 --with-mysql. I added no path to mysql, > > and it worked fine as it always does. However, I'm keen to add > > mod_python as a DSO to Apache as well, and noticed in PHP's INSTALL > > notes that I'll probably need to recompile PHP with a path to mysql: > > > > --with-mysql=/somewhere/or/other/ > > > > 1. Is this always the case? > > > > 2. Where would the path be likely to be on RedHat 7.2 with MySQL rpms? > > > > TIA > > > > -------------------------------- > > Michael Hall [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > -------------------------------- > > > > > > -- > > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php