I'm following this How-to on installing MySQL on Snow Leopard but instead of using MySQL 5.1 I'm downloading the source for MySQL 5.5.11

so when I go into the source directory and run:

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mysql --with-extra-charsets=complex \
--enable-thread-safe-client --enable-local-infile --enable-shared \

I get:

-bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

What am I missing? what am I doing wrong?

  • I imagine you're not in the actual source directory for MySQL when running that command. Apr 13 '11 at 16:32
  • It was because the new source packages require some cmake compiler... so i installed that compiler or whatever it is and then did cmake . -> make -> sudo make install what i don't know now is how to get the extra parameters to cmake .
    – Mr_Nizzle
    Apr 13 '11 at 17:28
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    Seems MySQL needs to update their install docs :D. Apr 13 '11 at 18:13
  • This sort of issue requiring several programs is often eased by using a ports system e.g. Macports, fink, homebrew - where someone else has dealt with getting all the correct command lines
    – mmmmmm
    Apr 13 '11 at 20:19

Why don't you install MySQL from the DMG image - it works.

BUT - I'm not able to start v5.5.11 after the install, so I'm back on v5.1.56. It should only be a problem when installed on Snow Leopard.


You've downloaded the binary version, not the source.

This is the reason that you're getting the config error.


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    This contradicts the statement in the question...
    – nohillside
    Aug 20 '13 at 13:10

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