Installing mysql with macports

Not sure if this is off topic, but there doesn't seem to be an obvious
place to ask this question.

I am trying to use MacPorts to install mysql. I have xcode 3.0 and
x11 XQuartz 2.1.6 installed.


When I sudo port install mysql5-server

I receive:

---> Configuring mysql5
Error: Target org.macports.configure returned: configure failure:
shell command " cd "/opt/local/var/macports/build/
work/mysql-5.0.83" && ./configure --prefix=/opt/local --mandir=/opt/
local/share/man --infodir=/opt/local/share/info --localstatedir=/opt/
local/var/db/mysql5 --libdir=/opt/local/lib/mysql5 --bindir=/opt/local/
lib/mysql5/bin --includedir=/opt/local/include/mysql5 --datadir=/opt/
local/share/mysql5 --sysconfdir=/opt/local/etc/mysql5 --with-zlib-dir=/
opt/local --with-openssl=/opt/local --with-extra-charsets=complex --
with-federated-storage-engine --with-unix-socket-path=/opt/local/var/
run/mysql5/mysqld.sock --with-mysqld-user=mysql --without-bench --
enable-thread-safe-client --without-readline " returned error 77
Command output: checking build system type... i386-apple-darwin9.7.0
checking host system type... i386-apple-darwin9.7.0
checking target system type... i386-apple-darwin9.7.0
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... ./install-sh -c -d
checking for gawk... no
checking for mawk... no
checking for nawk... no
checking for awk... awk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking "character sets"... default: latin1, collation:
latin1_swedish_ci; compiled in: latin1 latin1 utf8 big5 cp1250 cp932
eucjpms euckr gb2312 gbk latin1 latin2 sjis tis620 ucs2 ujis utf8
checking whether to compile national Unicode collations... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... (cached) yes
checking for gawk... (cached) awk
checking for gcc... /usr/bin/gcc-4.0
checking for C compiler default output file name...
configure: error: in `/opt/local/var/macports/build/
configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.

Error: The following dependencies failed to build: mysql5
Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.

In fact I get the error:

Error: Target org.macports.configure returned: configure failure

whenever I use MacPorts.


Hi, have you tried reinstalling xcode? Or even better, upgrade to
latest and greatest xcode?


Yes, I've tried upgrading and reinstalling Xcode. Still the same


Not a direct answer to your problem, but...

Until recently I was using the macports version of mysql, and was
frustrated by things like the OS X MySql preference pane not working.

A few days ago, my buddy (who happens to be one of the sysops at
37signals) had me install mysql using one of the binary packages
available from the mysql site (e.g.

After a few adjustments (e.g. the package installs under /usr/local
instead of /opt/local) I'm liking it.