The woes of MySQL Community tools under Solaris

Yesterday I attempted to get a working MySQL environment to support the number of utilities we all use including mytop, innotop, mybench, mysqltoolkit. These products require a number of Perl Dependencies, and while that may be a rather trivial task under Linux and with the power of cpan, working on Solaris is a whole different story.

For the record, I’m working with Solaris 9 SPARC 64bit.

I won’t detail you with how hard it was to get to this point, except to say thanks to Jeremy, Baron and Frank so far. Here is where I’m at.

You need a number of pre-requisites, most from


$ wget
$ wget
$ wget
$ gunzip libiconv-1.11-sol9-sparc-local.gz gcc-3.4.6-sol9-sparc-local.gz make-3.81-sol9-sparc-local.gz
$ pkgadd -d libiconv-1.11-sol9-sparc-local
$ pkgadd -d gcc-3.4.6-sol9-sparc-local
$ pkgadd -d make-3.81-sol9-sparc-local
$ wget
$ gunzip Solaris-PerlGcc-1.3.tar.gz
$ tar xvf Solaris-PerlGcc-1.3.tar
$ cd Solaris-PerlGcc-1.3
$ perl Makefile.PL
$ make install
$ wget
$ gunzip ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.36.tar.gz
$ tar xvf ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.36.tar
$ cd ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.36
$ perl Makefile.PL
$ make install

Back to installing

$ PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH;export PATH
$ PATH=/usr/perl5/5.6.1/bin/:$PATH;export PATH

$ perlgcc Makefile.PL
Checking if your kit is complete...
Looks good
Writing Makefile for Term::ReadKey
netcontrol1:/tmp/TermReadKey-2.30# make install
make: *** No rule to make target `/usr/perl5/5.6.1/lib/', needed by `Makefile'.  Stop.

This is where the trail ends as my friend google has not helped me past this point, so I’m turning the community. If anybody can assist please let me know.