Installing Connector/ODBC from a Binary Distribution on Unix

There are two methods available for installing Connector/ODBC on Unix from a binary distribution. For most Unix environments you will need to use the tarball distribution. For Linux systems, there is also an RPM distribution available.


To install Connector/ODBC 5.1 on Unix you require unixODBC 2.2.12 or later to be installed. Installing Connector/ODBC from a Binary Tarball Distribution

To install the driver from a tarball distribution (.tar.gz file), download the latest version of the driver for your operating system and follow these steps that demonstrate the process using the Linux version of the tarball:

shell> su root
shell> gunzip mysql-connector-odbc-3.51.11-i686-pc-linux.tar.gz
shell> tar xvf mysql-connector-odbc-3.51.11-i686-pc-linux.tar
shell> cd mysql-connector-odbc-3.51.11-i686-pc-linux

Read the installation instructions in the INSTALL file and execute these commands.

Then proceed on to Section, “Configuring a Connector/ODBC DSN on Unix”, to configure the DSN for Connector/ODBC. For more information, refer to the INSTALL file that comes with your distribution. Installing Connector/ODBC from an RPM Distribution

To install or upgrade Connector/ODBC from an RPM distribution on Linux, simply download the RPM distribution of the latest version of Connector/ODBC and follow the instructions below. Use su root to become root, then install the RPM file.

If you are installing for the first time:

shell> su root
 shell> rpm -ivh mysql-connector-odbc-3.51.12.i386.rpm

If the driver exists, upgrade it like this:

shell> su root
shell> rpm -Uvh mysql-connector-odbc-3.51.12.i386.rpm

If there is any dependency error for MySQL client library, libmysqlclient, simply ignore it by supplying the --nodeps option, and then make sure the MySQL client shared library is in the path or set through LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

This installs the driver libraries and related documents to /usr/local/lib and /usr/share/doc/MyODBC, respectively. Proceed onto Section, “Configuring a Connector/ODBC DSN on Unix”.

To uninstall the driver, become root and execute an rpm command:

shell> su root
shell> rpm -e mysql-connector-odbc
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