Archived - Mac OS X Server version 10.5: MySQL libraries available for download

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Issue or symptom

MySQL client libraries and headers are not included with Mac OS X Server 10.5. If you are developing a MySQL client application for Mac OS X 10.5, you'll need to download the MySQL client libraries and headers.

Solution

The MySQL client libraries and headers are available for download and installation from (http://www.opensource.apple.com/darwinsource/Current/).

To install:

  1. Download the file.
  2. If the download doesn't automatically produce a folder on your desktop, double-click it to unzip it to a folder named "MySQL-43.binaries" which has a file named "MySQL-43.root.tar.gz" in it (as well as the readme file). Note: Do not double-click/unzip the "MySQL-43.root.tar.gz" file that is within the folder.
  3. Open Terminal.
  4. Type cd (but do not press Return).
  5. Drag the "MySQL-43.binaries" folder from your desktop to the Terminal window to populate the cd path, then press Return.
  6. Execute this command:

    sudo tar -xzvf MySQL-43.root.tar.gz -C /

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Last Modified: Feb 20, 2012
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