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MySQL Connector/C++ is based on the MySQL client library (MySQL C API) and is linked against it. Thus, to compile MySQL Connector/C++, the MySQL Client Library must be installed.
You also need the cross-platform build tool
CMake 2.4, or newer, and GLib 2.2.3 or newer.
README file included with the
distribution for platform-specific notes.
Typically, the MySQL client library is installed when the MySQL Server is installed. However, check your operating system documentation for other installation options.
As of MySQL Connector/C++ 1.1.0, the Boost C++ libraries 1.34.0 or newer must
be installed. Boost is required only to build the connector,
required to use the connector. You can obtain Boost and its
installation instructions from
the official site. Once
Boost is installed, tell the build system where the Boost files
are by defining the
This can be done when you invoke CMake. For
cmake . -DBOOST_ROOT:STRING=/usr/local/boost_1_40_0
/usr/local/boost_1_40_0/ as necessary
to match your installation. For further details, see
Section 4.1, “Building MySQL Connector/C++ from Source on Unix, Solaris, and Mac OS X” and
Section 4.2, “Building MySQL Connector/C++ from Source on Windows”.
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