Unsolved Struggling with MySQL driver build
I have a 32-bit MSVC application that I would like to use MySQL drive with. I've read through the documentation and at least 20+ forum post regarding this. I am a noob and apologize for my arrogance.
Currently I have MySQL server and connector libs/include in a folder C:\mysql drive without spaces as recommended. I am using MinGW 64-bit (not sure which version I need).
- set mysql=C:\mysqltemp
- cd F:\Qt\5.14.0\Src\qtbase\src\plugins\sqldrivers\mysql
- qmake "INCLUDEPATH+=C:\MySQL\include" "LIBS+=-LC:\MYSQL\lib\libmysql.lib -lmysql"
Now I receive an error "x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lmysql"
I assume this has something to do with reimp mentioned here:
Before I go down another rabbit hole since I know nothing about reimp, is this a correct assumtion?
Hi and welcome to devnet,
First issue, you are mentioning 32MSVC then go on with MinGW 64, so which one is it ?
Second, what you should get is the MySQL C connector library not the C++.
Third, unless you are indeed using Qt 4, the command is wrong, please read the Qt 5 instructions matching the Qt version you are currently using.
I am not sure can you help me figure out what I need? I have a 32MSVC program but need to build the MySQL driver. In order to do that do I use MinGW 64 to compile? I was not able to find any instructions on how to build for/with MSVC.
Secondly, wow I did not realize I was using the wrong library palm face.
Third, I have read Qt 5 instructions and did originally try it with that, but after reading forum posts I switched back.
I will install the C connector, clean up my build directory, and attempt with Qt 5 instructions. However where would I build this, using MinGW 32 CMD? Because once it is build I just need to bring two DLLs over to my application build directory correct?
No, you have to use the same compiler that was used to build Qt. You can't mix and match C++ librairies built with MinGW and MSVC.