Des Smith wrote:
> I am building 2.2.3 mysql++.
...under what operating system? ...with what compiler? ...with what
configure script arguments?
> checking for MySQL library directory...
> checking for MySQL include directory...
> checking for mysql_store_result in -lmysqlclient... no
> configure: error: Could not find working MySQL client library!
Configure is telling you that it's unable to link a trivial program to
your C API library. Therefore, your C API library is questionable.
Do you have a good reason for using a nonstandard version of MySQL?
(It's clear you're not just installing a pre-built version here.)
> Why does configure skip the client libraries as incompatible?
ld is skipping it, not configure.
One cannot make further guesses without knowing details of your toolchain.