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    Default openSuSe-11.3 + mysql


    Moving stuff from 9.3 to 11.3 I'm running into the problem that I cannot find libmysqlclient.a to link against c programs.
    mysql-devel provides shared (.so) modules only.

    Is there a repo providing this or do I have to install mysql-5 from source?

    Thanks for hints

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    Jan 2009

    Default Re: openSuSe-11.3 + mysql

    The openSUSE packaging standard requests that no static libraries are included in packages. Therefore the .spec file deletes them:

    # remove most static libs (FIXME: don't build them at all...)  
    rm -f %buildroot%_libdir/libmysqlclient*a  
    rm -f %buildroot%_libdir/mysql/*.a %buildroot%_libdir/mysql/*.la  
    rm -f %buildroot%_libdir/mysql/plugin/*a
    I do not recommend to build from the plain source. You would loose a lot of openSUSE patches and end up with iso-8859-1 default encoding while openSUSE is using UTF-8. It is far better to download the src.rpm package, edit the .spec file to enable static libraries, and re-package locally. If you need help with this please come back here.
    Technology is 'stuff that doesn't work yet.' -- Bran Ferren

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    Default Re: openSuSe-11.3 + mysql

    OK, remarkable (and frustrating).

    But how is it intended to link c/c++ with mysql-5 static libraries?
    I did not find any hint in the mysql-5 docu how to compile the api with shared libraries.


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    Default Re: openSuSe-11.3 + mysql

    Why do you want static libraries? By default, the linker will use shared libraries, which is a good thing.

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