mysql directory for php

I want to compile php and need to state the directory mysql is installed in for the commmand
./configure --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs --with-mysql-dir=/var/local/mysql
can someone advise what it is ps -ef returns the following

root      2926     1  0 08:45 pts/1    00:00:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/mysqld_safe --datadir=/var/lib/mysql --socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock --log-error=/var/log/mysqld.log --pid-file=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid --user=mysql
mysql     2976  2926  0 08:45 pts/1    00:00:00 /usr/libexec/mysqld --basedir=/usr --datadir=/var/lib/mysql --user=mysql --pid-file=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid --skip-external-locking --socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
root      3142  2839  0 09:25 pts/1    00:00:00 grep mysqld
enigma1234567890Asked:
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_kiwi_Commented:
Can you try to type "locate mysql_config" in a command prompt and send the result ?

This executable is supposedly in the bin folder of your mysql installation directory.
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_kiwi_Commented:
Hi,

MySql is usually installed under /usr/local/mysql or /usr/local/mysql[-version]

Hope this helps,
Julien
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Sudaraka WijesingheWeb Application ProgrammerCommented:
I'm attaching some instructions I wrote while ago for a specific application regarding the installation of PHP/MySql from the source files.
It was written for a RHL, but should work for Fedora, CentOS or any RedHat based system. Hope the details helps you.

php-mysql.doc
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enigma1234567890Author Commented:
still don't know what directory mysql is installed in,,  
Thanks sudaraka for notes very good however as always with linux its completely different in the version I am using
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Sudaraka WijesingheWeb Application ProgrammerCommented:
Maybe these will help you to find the locations
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/linux-installation-rpm.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/binary-installation.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/source-installation-layout.html

From the ps output you have posted above, it seems you have installed MySQL from binary package or RPM.
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enigma1234567890Author Commented:
finaly got it working doesnt matter what diretory you use was a 64bit libary issue


this fixed it

./configure --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs --with-mysql --with-libdir=lib64
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