This is further to etresoft's post on July 11, 2011 titled - Local Web Server for Lion. However, I am only referring to the installation of DBD::MySQL driver from that post.
I have Xcode 4.3.2 downloaded from MacApp store. However, it didn't set my environment for development libraries at all. So I included /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr/bin/ in PATH so it can find common utilities like make, cc, etc.
I have installed mysql-5.5.23-osx10.6-x86_64 from MySQL's DMG archive. That went smooth - I am able to start and stop the server. Get in using mysql command line client interface and execute queries, etc.
Perl came preinstalled with 10.7.3 Lion. Version of perl is 5.12.3.
I am now trying to install DBD::MySQL driver for interfacing with perl and ran into issues.
According to MySQL documentation, I first tried to install this driver using -
perl -MCPAN -e shell
force install DBD::mysql
But this failed with make errors (the error is same as reported further below).
Then, after days of googling, I found the original post by etresoft on installing this driver.
I followed the steps documented in that post (reproduced below for easy reference). My comments in italics.
Done. My version of DBD happens to be 4.021.
Extract the archive with:
tar xvf DBD-mysql-4.021.tar
Move into the directory:
First, fix the MySQL client library. (credit)
For Lion, type:
sudo install_name_tool -id /usr/local/mysql-5.5.14-osx10.6-x86_64/lib/libmysqlclient.18.dylib /usr/local/mysql-5.5.14-osx10.6-x86_64/lib/libmysqlclient.18.dylib
Done. No issues.
Next, build DBD::mysql with:
perl Makefile.PL --mysql_config=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config --testuser=root --testpassword=xxxxxx
Done. No issues.
Failed! See steps leading to the error output below.
Administrators-iMac:DBD-mysql-4.021 admin$ pwd
Administrators-iMac:DBD-mysql-4.021 admin$ perl Makefile.PL --mysql_config=/usr/local//mysql/bin/mysql_config --testuser=root --testpassword=xxxxxx
I will use the following settings for compiling and testing:
cflags (mysql_config ) = -I/usr/local//mysql/include -Os -g -fno-common -fno-strict-aliasing -arch x86_64
embedded (mysql_config ) =
ldflags (mysql_config ) =
libs (mysql_config ) = -L/usr/local//mysql/lib -lmysqlclient -lpthread
mysql_config (Users choice ) = /usr/local//mysql/bin/mysql_config
nocatchstderr (default ) = 0
nofoundrows (default ) = 0
ssl (guessed ) = 0
testdb (default ) = test
testhost (default ) =
testpassword (User's choice) = xxxxxx
testsocket (default ) =
testuser (User's choice) = root
To change these settings, see 'perl Makefile.PL --help' and
Checking if your kit is complete...
Using DBI 1.615 (for perl 5.012003 on darwin-thread-multi-2level) installed in /System/Library/Perl/Extras/5.12/darwin-thread-multi-2level/auto/DBI/
Writing Makefile for DBD::mysql
Administrators-iMac:DBD-mysql-4.021 admin$ make
make: *** No rule to make target `/System/Library/Perl/5.12/darwin-thread-multi-2level/CORE/config.h', needed by `Makefile'. Stop.
I have checked the directory in which it is looking for config.h. It's not there. There's a perl.h there and a Config.pm in the directory one level up from CORE. I have been unable to proceed with further steps listed below.
sudo make install
Can someone please help. I have been stuck with this for the past week or so. I have found many posts on installing this driver and all of them assume the make was successful, but for me, it fails right in the first step.
Hooray! Latest update...
Problem was as suspected. When I installed Xcode (v 4.3.2 for Lion 10.7.3), it didn't install any of the development utilities/libraries automatically - this behaviour seems to have changed from previous version of Xcode! After searching on the Apple development forums on this topic, I found that you can ask Xcode to install development utilities from Xcode->Preferences->Downloads (the development tools was sitting there waiting to be installed). Just click Install and all is well!
Now my terminal shell can find all that is needed in standard locations such as /usr/bin, etc.
Went back to making my original DBD::mysql after this and voila! everything installs like a charm!
Though I am familiar with Unix, being a first time user to Mac, every little thing was taking away a lot of time, but now hopefully, I am all set!
Hope this post helps some other damsel/dude in distress!
Thanks for those who took time to review this post.