download the Qt Sources, e.g current the sources available are qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.5.1, After extracting
then make sure you call qmake from Qt5.5, for this purpose you can type the complete path of the qmake.
then use make and make install.
I hope it will help you.
You're understanding correctly...
Well I just had to build it on my laptop for QT 5.51 because the current version of the driver wasn't working with mysql 5.5. It was quite a simple process...
I wanted to try my program on a remote server, noticed the driver wasn't present at all, so just thought I'll build it myself to be sure it will be compatible with the version of mysql installed.
You're right, I've found the package in my distribution and it is working well. (libqt5sql5-mysql on debian jessie)
if you use MSVC and not mingw you must replace the line C: \ Qt \ Qt5.4.0 \ Tools \ mingw482_32 \ bin \ mingw32-make.exe by
nmake (cf Qt documentation)
and I believe it's not recommended to use Qt 5.4.0 and MSVC,it's better tou use Qt 5.4.1 (binary compatiblity problems with 5.4.0 and MSVC)
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