Subject: MySQL port / Thread libs, etc
To: None <>
From: Peter Clark <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/13/1999 15:35:46

I recently had the occasion to speak with Michael
Widenus, the author of MySQL, about getting MySQL to
build on NetBSD out of the box.  He said that he is
interested in working with the porter who created the
pkgsrc version to include changes in the upstream
release, such that they won't break other platforms.

Looking in the package, I see the version control
headers of:

on patch-aa
$NetBSD: patch-aa,v 1999/05/06 23:22:27 tv Exp $

but I don't see an email address anywhere.

Also, what about thread libraries?  Is NetBSD going to
get anything like this standard right now, perhaps by
including MIT Threads or etc?  I've been looking into
GNU Pth (under LGPL), also, but Michael tells me that it
doesn't yet have everything needed to work with MySQL

And, regarding shared libraries, I noticed on the ELF
FAQ webpage that is not supposed to be used,
and that /usr/local/lib was taken out of the library
search path as of 1.4 (bah!)  ..  So, what is the proper
way to add this back to the system search path on a
local basis?  ldconfig(8) mentions as its
file to set up search paths, but this conflicts w/ what
the ELF FAQ webpage says.

Also, if this is not the proper place for this message,
let me know that, too.  I ask here because I run
NetBSD/alpha and am providing the NetBSD/alpha test
build machine for MySQL's automated pre-release test