I am setting up an apache/php instance which will be connecting to a different box for its mysql. I just wanted to know whether I am still required to compile PHP with the "--with-mysql" flag to properly set it up for use with mysql?
The only problem is that I have to install the mysql client locally as the libphp5.so is clearly looking for the 'libmysqlclient.so.15' library in the location I define with the "--with-mysql" flag ( e.g."--with-mysql=/usr/local/mysql" )
If I elect to remove that configure option, what would be the process of manually linking php to a remote mysql ?
any help or advice would be greatly appreciated