Bug #51306 --with-ndbcluster not recognised by configure
Submitted: 19 Feb 2010 6:57 Modified: 23 Feb 2010 11:22
Reporter: Jon Stephens Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:7.0/7.1 OS:Any
Assigned to: Jon Stephens CPU Architecture:Any

[19 Feb 2010 6:57] Jon Stephens
configure no longer recognises --with-ndbcluster

(Or at least it claims that it doesn't.)

How to repeat:
1. Branch telco-7.0 or telco-7.1 tree.

2. ./configure --with-ndbcluster [etc]

jon@grindval:~/bzr/mysql-5.1-telco-7.1> ./configure --with-ndbcluster --prefix=/home/jon/bin/mysql-5.1-telco-7.1
configure: WARNING: unrecognized options: --with-ndbcluster

(Continues to run...)

I note with interest that using a similar but made-up option fails completely:

jon@grindval:~/bzr/mysql-5.1-telco-7.1> ./configure --ndbcluster --prefix=/home/jon/bin/mysql-5.1-telco-7.1
configure: error: unrecognized option: --ndbcluster
Try `./configure --help' for more information.

BTW, --with-jon also gives warning rather than error. Are unknown --with-* options supposed to be handled differently from unknown options that don't happen to begin with 'with-'?

Same results with telco-7.0 tree.

Suggested fix:
Re-enable the --with-ndbcluster option for configure (or disable spurious warning, if that's what it really is).

This option has been present/documented since 4.1 days.
[19 Feb 2010 9:37] Jon Stephens
BOcklin email:

--with-<engine> still works - so its a warning. You should use --with-plugins= (>= 5.1.11)


Changing category/status to Docs/Verified, assigning to myself.
[23 Feb 2010 11:22] Jon Stephens
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been addressed in the documentation. The updated documentation will appear on our website shortly, and will be included in the next release of the relevant products.