mysql_config provides you with useful information for compiling your
MariaDB client and connecting it to MariaDB.
mysql_config supports the following options.
Compiler flags to find include files and critical compiler flags
and defines used when compiling the libmysqlclient library. The
options returned are tied to the specific compiler that was used
when the library was created and might clash with the settings
for your own compiler. Use --include for more portable options
that contain only include paths.
Compiler options to find MariaDB include files.
· --libmysqld-libs, --embedded
Libraries and options required to link with the MariaDB embedded
Libraries and options required to link with the MariaDB client
Libraries and options required to link with the thread-safe
MariaDB client library.
The default plugin directory path name, defined when configuring
The default TCP/IP port number, defined when configuring MariaDB.
The default Unix socket file, defined when configuring MariaDB.
Path to MariaDB include, library and plugin directories. VAR is
one of `pkgincludedir`, `pkglibdir` and `plugindir`,
Version number for the MariaDB distribution.
If you invoke mysql_config with no options, it displays a list of all
options that it supports, and their values:
Usage: /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config [options]
--cflags [-I/usr/local/mysql/include/mysql -mcpu=pentiumpro]
--libs [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient -lz
-lcrypt -lnsl -lm -L/usr/lib -lssl -lcrypto]
--libs_r [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient_r
-lpthread -lz -lcrypt -lnsl -lm -lpthread]
--libmysqld-libs [-L/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql -lmysqld -lpthread -lz
-lcrypt -lnsl -lm -lpthread -lrt]
You can use mysql_config within a command line to include the value
that it displays for a particular option. For example, to compile a
MariaDB client program, use mysql_config as follows:
shell> sh -c "gcc -o progname `$CFG --include` progname.c `$CFG --libs`"
When you use mysql_config this way, be sure to invoke it within
backtick (“`”) characters. That tells the shell to execute it and
substitute its output into the surrounding command.
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