Gente.. fui compilar meu MySQL.. vejam o q deu..
root@cable:/opt/mysql-standard-4.1.7-pc-linux-i686# ./configure --prefix=/opt/mysql-standard-4.1.7-pc-linux-i686
NOTE: This is a MySQL binary distribution. It's ready to run, you don't
need to configure it!

To help you a bit, I am now going to create the needed MySQL databases
and start the MySQL server for you. If you run into any trouble, please
consult the MySQL manual, that you can find in the Docs directory.

Installing all prepared tables
041207 12:45:35 [Warning] Asked for 196608 thread stack, but got 126976
Fill help tables
041207 12:45:35 [Warning] Asked for 196608 thread stack, but got 126976

To start mysqld at boot time you have to copy support-files/mysql.server
to the right place for your system

To do so, start the server, then issue the following commands:
./bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'new-password'
./bin/mysqladmin -u root -h cable password 'new-password'
See the manual for more instructions.

You can start the MySQL daemon with:
cd . ; ./bin/mysqld_safe &

You can test the MySQL daemon with the benchmarks in the 'sql-bench' directory:
cd sql-bench ; perl run-all-tests

Please report any problems with the ./bin/mysqlbug script!

The latest information about MySQL is available on the web at
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Starting the mysqld server. You can test that it is up and running
with the command:
./bin/mysqladmin version
root@cable:/opt/mysql-standard-4.1.7-pc-linux-i686# Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /opt/mysql-standard-4.1.7-pc-linux-i686/data
STOPPING server from pid file /opt/mysql-standard-4.1.7-pc-linux-i686/data/
041207 12:45:35 mysqld ended

e depois disso ae.. ficou parado.. num deu pra fazer nada.. aí tive q fexar o shell...
aí como vou compilar? valeu...