Providing a mysql connector extension on Linux that works independently of system mysql library versions - a pipe dream ?

Enrico Weigelt enrico.weigelt at
Sat Mar 31 07:41:49 PDT 2012

> The "installation program stuff" is needed though to install the program.

Only on esoteric platforms that dont have a package management system.

The right solution is clear: implement an package management there
(maybe just port dpkg/apt) and then just us it.

> make install does that, and without that (and some steps it does) it
> becomes extremely hard if not impossible to create a install you can
> package from.

I didnt mean the make rules, but such programs, that deploy the executables
containing the application files and copy them into the running system.

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