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I installed mysql / apache and php. It is all working fine but now I want to use mysql calls in C programs. Therefore I need mysql-devel. Can't find it.

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    The easiest way to find stuff like this is apt-cache search mysql | grep "-dev". – goldilocks Jun 21 '15 at 19:10
  • pi@raspberrypi ~ $ apt-cache search mysql | grep "-dev" grep: invalid argument 'ev' for '--directories' This is the result after a test with copy / past. Looks as if the -d is interpreted as directory. – Ed Buzzi Jun 22 '15 at 21:01
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    Oh yeah -- sorry. Doesn't work with single quotes either, which makes sense since either way it is just a string passed through. Anyway, you can escape it with a slash: grep "\-dev" (tested). – goldilocks Jun 23 '15 at 11:29
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MySql libs are split into client and server in apt...

Try: sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev libmysqld-dev

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  • I installed both libs. When I compile my program, mysql.h is still missing. Where should header files be (which directory)? Where are are for instance the standard C header files? I have them since compilation of a simple program using stdio.h compiles fine. As you can see .. newbe ... grrrrr – Ed Buzzi Jun 23 '15 at 11:26
  • Try apt-file search mysql.h (you may have to install apt-file first). In this case I think what you are looking for is libmysqlclient-dev. – goldilocks Jun 23 '15 at 11:32
  • All, did install the libraries but no change. Search for mysql-h was empty (did an update) . I'm afread I have to compile and install the mysql connector/C directly from the MYSQL website. – Ed Buzzi Jun 23 '15 at 12:15
  • It's part of libmysqlclient.dev. (it's just not included in the standard search path...) See this post - stackoverflow.com/questions/14604228/mysql-h-file-cant-be-found – alphacharlie Jun 23 '15 at 22:05
  • All, after the installation of the two libraries : libmysqlclient-dev libmysqld-dev I used the instruction as explaned .. see link cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-unix-connect-mysql-c-api-program.html and whaaaw .. the C program with SQL "calls" compiles nicely. Thank you all for your input and help. – Ed Buzzi Jun 24 '15 at 17:31

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