Bug #50837 mysql_config.pl returns incorrect cflags
Submitted: 2 Feb 2010 14:24 Modified: 2 Feb 2010 18:35
Reporter: Dag-Erling Smørgrav Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Compiling Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:5.1.43 OS:Microsoft Windows (XP with MinGW32)
Assigned to:
Triage: Triaged: D3 (Medium)

[2 Feb 2010 14:24] Dag-Erling Smørgrav
"mysql_config.pl --include" reports the wrong include path.

How to repeat:
Download mysql-noinstall-5.1.43-win32.zip and extract it into C:\

Run /c/mysql-5.1.43-win32/scripts/mysql_config.pl --include

It returns "/c/mysql-5.1.43-win32/include/mysql"

The correct path is "/c/mysql-5.1.43-win32/include"

Suggested fix:
This is line 165 of mysql_config.pl:

my $pkgincludedir = fix_path('', "include/mysql", "include");

fix_path() will return the first directory it finds, e.g. if $basedir is "/foo", it will look for "/foo/include/mysql" first, then "/foo/include", and if neither exists, it will return "" (the first argument) instead.

The headers are actually in /foo/include, but /foo/include/mysql exists (it contains only a single header, plugin.h) so fix_path returns that instead of /foo/include.

One possible fix is to have fix_path search for a specific file, e.g.

sub fix_path
  my $default = shift;
  my $file = shift;
  my @dirs = @_;

  foreach my $dirname ( @dirs )
    my $path = "$basedir/$dirname";
    if ( -f "$path/$file" )
      return $path;
  return $default;

then modify the calls accordingly:

my $pkglibdir = fix_path('', "libmysql.dll", "libmysql/relwithdebinfo",

my $pkgincludedir = fix_path('', "mysql.h", "include/mysql", "include");
[2 Feb 2010 18:35] Sveta Smirnova
Thank you for the report.

Verified as described, although can be duplicate of bug #45113