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Installing BugZilla on OS X Mavericks – Updated

Finally I have gotten round to finishing the install of BugZilla on OS X Mavericks (OS X 10.9)
and I’m pleased to say it is working well.

There were several hurdles along the way, but the main one which kept bugzilla from running was that the MySql library, required by perl to access MySql was installed in a different place than the _www user group expected to find it.

After installing Perl, MySql and BugZilla the main bugzilla install script kept failing with errors trying to connect to the MySql database.

Perl uses the libmysqlclient.18.dylib library to connect to the database. After running all the install scripts this was located at /usr/local/mysql/lib/libmysqlclient.18.dylib but it perl was looking for it at /usr/lib/libmysqlclient.18.dylib.

To resolve this conflict I created a soft link from the real file to the expected location by using this command:
ls -s /usr/local/mysql/lib/libmysqlclient.18.dylib /usr/lib/libmysqlclient.18.dylib

after that the bugzilla install script ran without further issues.

Cheers for now.

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