In the last episode (Feb 24), Tony Collen said:
> I am posting this to the list in an attempt to get a quick answer, since
> the mail list archives aren't *really* searchable (gripe: cmon guys
> install ht:dig or something) :
> I am trying to compile MySQL 3.22.32 on a FreeBSD 3.4. When i
> ./configure, here is the error i get:
> checking for ps... /bin/ps
> checking how to check if pid exists... configure: error: Could not find
> the right ps switches. Which OS is this ?. See the Installation chapter
> in the Reference Manual.
I'd just hack the configure script to use the solaris style "ps -p
$pid" all the time, and re-run. ps is only used in safe_mysqld to make
sure that an existing mysqld is not running; I'm sure you could modify
it if necessary.