Building DBD::mysql with SUNWspro and pkgsrc on Solaris 11 Express

I use resmon, which is a pretty nice system metric aggregator. It relies on the system Perl specifically for Solaris::Kstat, and so you don’t have to install pieces of the CPAN to get it running. Earlier tonight I decided to point its default MySqlStatus module at our MySQL master and ran into a few annoyances.

Historically, getting DBD::mysql installed with the system Perl has proven somewhat painful.

We use the packages from, whose libmysqlclient is not built shared, so you can’t build DBD::mysql against them. I could have installed pkg:/database/mysql-5? but I already have a MySQL install via pkgsrc.

So, simply:

Make sure /opt/SUNWspro/bin/cc is first in your path, and:

# /bin/perl Makefile.PL —libs=”-L/usr/pkg/lib/mysql -R/usr/pkg/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient -lz” —cflags=”-I/usr/pkg/include/mysql -I/usr/include -m32” # make && make install

And huzzah. DBD::mysql.

Posted Wednesday, January 5th, at 8:36 PM (∞).
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