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MySQL Connector/J is distributed as a
.tar.gz archive, available for download from
Connector/J Download page. The archive contains the
sources and the JAR archive named
You can install the Connector/J package using either the binary or
source distribution. The binary distribution provides the easiest
method for installation; the source distribution lets you
customize your installation further. With either solution, you
manually add the Connector/J location to your Java
If you are upgrading from a previous version, read the upgrade information in Section 4.3, “Upgrading from an Older Version” before continuing.
Connector/J is also available as part of the Maven project. For more information and to download the Connector/J JAR files, see the Maven repository.