>>>>> "Benjamin" == Benjamin Low <b.d.low@stripped> writes:
Benjamin> I too wished to install MySQL in somewhere other than /usr/local.
Benjamin> Unfortunately MySQL does not appear to have a one-stop option to
Benjamin> permanently set the target base installation path at build/install time
Benjamin> (a la GNU's --prefix=/$HOME/local or perl's PREFIX=$HOME/local). So, you
Benjamin> have to override the default /usr/local at each invocation of the
What do you mean with the above ?
When you configure MySQL, you can use the --prefix option
When start safe_mysqld, you only have to see to it that you are in the
mysql 'base' directory when you do it. For example:
cd 'mysql-base' directory # You should change this
./bin/safe_mysqld & # You don't have to change this
- safe_mysqld will automaticly detect if this is a binary distribution
or a configured distribution and invoke mysqld with the right parameters.
PS: Sorry for the long delay before replying, but I just come back from
a 2 weeks vacation trip.