Obtaining the Source Code
The source can be downloaded as a Zip file or tar-ball from the source repository on Launchpad.
Building on Unix
Examples of supported Unix or Unix-like operating systems include:
Ideally, the native compiler tool set for the target platform is used for compilation. This would be SunStudio for Solaris and aCC for HP-UX for example. However, the GNU tool-chain can be used across all platforms.
You also need CMake 2.6 or newer, which is available online.
If using GNU AutoTools change to the MySQL Connector/C source directory and follow the procedure below.
To generate the makefile enter:
shell> cmake -G "Unix Makefiles"
or for a Debug build enter:
shell> cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug
Then build the project using:
By default make install will install the MySQL Connector/C files in the
/usr/local directory. You can change this
behavior by specifying another directory when generating the
shell> cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/mypath
Now, in the root shell, enter the following to install the MySQL Connector/C libraries and tools:
root-shell> make install
At this point all of the MySQL Connector/C files will be in place.
Building on Microsoft Windows
Older versions of Microsoft Windows are not supported. Supported versions are Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008.
Microsoft Visual Studio 8 and 9 are recommended. The Express Edition of Visual Studio and other compilers may work, but are untested.
You also need CMake 2.6 or newer, available at http://www.cmake.org
You need to have the environment variables set for the Visual Studio toolchain. Visual Studio includes a batch file to set these for you, and installs a shortcut into the Start menu to open a command prompt with these variables set.
Build MySQL Connector/C using the CMake command-line tool by entering the following from the source root directory in a command prompt window:
shell> cmake -G "Visual Studio 9 2008"
This produces a project file that you can open with Visual Studio or build from the command line with either of:
shell> devenv.com libmysql.sln /build Release
shell> devenv.com libmysql.sln /build RelWithDebInfo
For other versions of Visual Studio or
nmake based build, run the following
shell> cmake --help
to check the supported generators.
To compile the Debug build, you must run set the CMake build type so the correct version of external libraries are used:
shell> cmake -G "Visual Studio 8 2005" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug
shell> devenv.com libmysql.sln /build Debug
To create a install package you can choose between two variants:
Creating a Zip package
Creating an MSI install package
To create a Zip package, run the
command from the root of your MySQL Connector/C source directory.
MSI Install package
The required tools include Windows XML Installer toolset (WIX), which is available online.
To create the MSI install package change to the
win and generate the
shell> cmake -G "NMake Makefiles"
Create the MSI install package by calling
The following options can be used when building the MySQL Connector/C source code:
|-DWITH_OPENSSL=1||Enables dynamic linking to the system OpenSSL library.|
|-DWITH_EXTERNAL_ZLIB=1||Enables dynamic linking to the system Zlib library.|