It is a version of mySQL which is 100% open source,
before the dual license kicked in.  The wording
of the license with my source code version of mySQL
allows for commercial use of the software at
no stipend.


> From: johnbrown105@hotmail.com
> To: mingw-users@lists.sourceforge.net
> Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 23:09:52 -0400
> Subject: Re: [Mingw-users] Installation of mySL 3.23.X under MINGW32
>
>
> "Me Myself and I" wrote:
>
> > I am trying to install mySQL 3.23.35 under MingW32,
> > which seems to rung fine in 64 bit Windows 7.
> >
> > I start ./configure from the unzipped, untarred source code.
>
> Is there a particular reason why you are trying to compile it yourself?
>
> >
> > I continually get the message that "perl has stopped working",
> > perl.exe
> > and hit the error message :
> >
> > //--------------------------------------------------------------
> > checking how to check if pid exists...configure:error:
> > could not find the right ps switches. Whic OS is this?.
> > See the Installation chapter in the Reference Manual.
> > //--------------------------------------------------------------
> > I have read the reference manual, which doesn't offer any help on this.
> > Is there a simple way to fix this, to compile and install under MINGW32?
>
> You say that the reference manual offers no help. Are you saying that the
> manual does not  explain how to compile MySQL on Windows? What about
> the README or INSTALL files? If it requires Visual Studio rather than
> MinGW, it would not be the first open source application that does.
>
> I would start by finding out what the configure script is doing when it is
> "checking how to check if pid exists". Look in the directory where you
> run ./configure for a file called configure.log or something similar. If
> you are lucky, you will find the command and the result there.
>
> Otherwise, you can read the configure script and try to identify the
> command yourself. Then you can execute it and see what happens.
>
> Regards,
> John Brown.
>
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