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From:Jean-Denis Muys Date:May 13 2009 10:17am
Subject:Xcode 3.1.3 cannot build and hard crash in example
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I am new to a lot of things, including mySQL++, and even mySQL, so I
probably try many stupid things, and I probably don't know much what I am
talking about.

I have problems getting started using mySQL++ using Xcode under MacOS X
10.5.6 (10.5.7 soon I suppose too). I have Xcode 3.1.3.

First let me say that I was able to successfully use the native C API for
mySQL, as well as the mySQL "C++ Connector" (both from Xcode). This probably
rules out an installation problem with either mySQL or my development tools.

The problem is that the provided Xcode project file fails to build.

1- The provided mySQL++ Xcode project fails to build with the same recurring
compile-time error: config.h: no such file or directory.

This error is rather mysterious as config.h is indeed there. I was able to
work around that issue by adding "." and ".." to the header search path

2- The modified Xcode project now compiles OK, but fails at link time,
because the linker doesn't find 38 symbols, such as:

"_mysql_escape_string",  "_mysql_real_escape_string",
  "_mysql_next_result",   "_mysql_thread_id",   "_mysql_shutdown",
"_mysql_errno",   "_mysql_error",   "_mysql_stat",
  "_mysql_info",  "_mysql_init",  "_mysql_select_db", etcŠ

These symbols seems to be from mySQL C API, (and indeed, they show up in a
dump by nm of libmysqlclient.a), so I tried to work around that by adding
/usr/local/mysql/lib to the library search paths and the following option to
Other link flags: -llibmysqlclient

This doesn't fix any of the errors above.

I also added libmysqlclient.a to the Xcode project manually, but that didn't
make a difference.

At this point, I don't know what I can do to fix the Xcode project. Any

3- Since I could not use the Xcode project to build mySQL++, I reverted to
the classic configure/make scheme. Everything went smoothly.

However, the standard make procedure (AFAICS), doesn't build the examples. I
am now faced with building and running at least one example. I chose

Using the provided Xcode projects fails as described above, so I created a
new Xcode project from scratch, just for that example. I modified the search
header, search library settingds, and I added the dynamic library

Also to avoid having to use command line parameters, I replaced the connect
line as :

            //conn.connect(db, server, user, pass)
            conn.connect("test", "localhost", "root", "")

With that in place, the example builds fine in debug mode, but crashes with
a bus error at run time on line

        mysqlpp::Query query = conn.query("select item from stock");

The stack crawl is 

#0    0x000fa6e1 in __gnu_cxx::__exchange_and_add
#1    0x000c4ac4 in std::locale::_Impl::_M_replace_category
#2    0x000c42fa in std::locale::operator=
#3    0x000c3f1e in std::ios_base::_M_init
#4    0x000cf207 in std::basic_ios<char, std::char_traits<char> >::init
#5    0x0006f084 in OptionalExceptions [inlined] at noexceptions.h:45
#6    0x0006f084 in mysqlpp::Query::Query at query.cpp:45
#7    0x00060808 in mysqlpp::Connection::query at connection.cpp:264

At this point, I feel stuck. What did I miss? Is that crash really a bug, or
related to the build problems I described above? I have no idea.

Does somebody have a working Xcode project with one of the samples that I
could download somewhere, so I could try to find what I missed?

Any suggestion welcome.

Xcode 3.1.3 cannot build and hard crash in exampleJean-Denis Muys13 May
  • Re: Xcode 3.1.3 cannot build and hard crash in exampleWarren Young13 May