To install Connector/C++ from source, the following system requirements must be satisfied:
You must have the cross-platform build tool CMake (3.0 or higher).
You must have a C++ compiler that supports C++11.
To build Connector/C++ from source, the MySQL C API client library may be required:
Building the JDBC connector requires a client library from MySQL 5.7 (5.7.9 or higher) or MySQL 8.0 (8.0.11 or higher). This occurs when Connector/C++ is configured with the
WITH_JDBCCMake option enabled to include the JDBC connector.
For Connector/C++ built without the JDBC connector, the client library is not needed.
Typically, the MySQL client library is installed when MySQL is installed. However, check your operating system documentation for other installation options.
To specify where to find the client library, set the
CMake option appropriately at configuration
time as necessary (see
Section 4.4, “Connector/C++ Source-Configuration Options”).
To compile Connector/C++ the Boost C++ libraries are needed only if you
build the legacy JDBC API or if the version of the C++ standard
library on your system does not implement the UTF8 converter
If the Boost C++ libraries are needed, Boost 1.59.0 or newer must be installed. To obtain Boost and its installation instructions, visit the official Boost site.
After Boost is installed, use the
CMake option to indicate where the Boost
files are located (see
Section 4.4, “Connector/C++ Source-Configuration Options”):
cmake [other_options] -DWITH_BOOST=/usr/local/boost_1_59_0
Adjust the path as necessary to match your installation.
CMake option to specify which SSL library to
use when compiling Connector/C++. OpenSSL 1.0.x or higher is required.
As of Connector/C++ 8.0.18, it is possible to compile against OpenSSL
For more information about
WITH_SSL and SSL libraries, see
Section 4.4, “Connector/C++ Source-Configuration Options”.