Sunday, July 01, 2007

Building MySQL Proxy on Mac OS X

Version 0.5.0 of MySQL Proxy was released a week ago, and in the meantime there have been 25 revisions.
If you want to try the latest version in your box, you can get the sources from the svn repository and build it yourself.
svn co http://svn.mysql.com/svnpublic/mysql-proxy/ mysql-proxy
Then, you can build and install this way.
./autogen.sh && ./configure && make && make install
That works beautifully on my Linux desktop.

So far, the good news. The bad ones is that on my Mac OS X laptop, things are not so smooth.
First, aclocal complained about missing macros. Jan was online, and he helped me fix the problem with an environment variable.
Then ./configure could not find the right Lua settings. More options.
Again, ./configure could not find libevent.
In the end, I managed to build the coveted proxy with the following instructions, which I saved in a shell script, because I am going to need it quite often.
Here it is, in case someone gets stuck on the same problem.
export ACLOCAL_FLAGS="-I /sw/share/aclocal/"
./autogen.sh && ./configure LUA_CFLAGS="" \
LUA_LDFLAGS= LUA_LIBS="-llua" \
CPPFLAGS="-I/opt/local/include/" \
LDFLAGS="-L/opt/local/lib/" && make && make install

Update 2007-07-02: Version 0.5.1 was released today. Now that's a fast development cycle!

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