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I am trying to install MySQL from source on my Mac OS. I've expanded the source code, and am now trying to configure it. However, I can't get past that step:

My-MacBook-Pro-2:mysql-5.5.13-osx10.6-x86 my$ CC=gcc \
CFLAGS="-O3 -fno-omit-frame-pointer" CXX=gcc \
CXXFLAGS="-O3 -fno-omit-frame-pointer -felide-constructors -fno-exceptions -fno-rtti" \
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mysql --with-extra-charsets=complex \
            --enable-thread-safe-client --enable-local-infile \
            --enable-shared --with-plugins=innobase  
-bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

I've run this command successfully on earlier MySQL versions, so not sure what the issue is.

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What archive did you download? Is there a file called configure? Is it executable? – Gilles Jun 19 '11 at 0:23
mysql-5.5.13-osx10.6-x86.tar.gz – keruilin Jun 19 '11 at 0:31
i do not see a configure executable, no – keruilin Jun 19 '11 at 0:32
Given the name, it's clearly a binary package, not a source package. – Gilles Jun 19 '11 at 0:35
Any specific reason why you aren't using macports or homebrew or a binary download (assuming you downloaded the binary by accident and indeed wanted the source)? – Server Horror Jun 19 '11 at 1:05

Just use homebrew. It is by far and away the best package manager for Mac OS X.

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MySQL 5.5 doesn't use ./configure anymore. Everything is configured via CMake.

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