Bug #107013 Can't get mySQL Connector C to set up
Submitted: 13 Apr 14:21 Modified: 15 Apr 2:32
Reporter: Igor Korot Email Updates:
Status: Unsupported Impact on me:
None 
Category:Connector / C Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version:8.0 OS:Windows
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:x86

[13 Apr 14:21] Igor Korot
Description:
It seems the download of mySQL Connector C source code is no longer available.

And so I tried to download an MSI package.

However it seems that the installer is not able to either install or upgrade this connector. The available options are MySQL Workbench and Connector/ODBC.

Is it possible to provide the source archive again for download again?

I have version 5.x here on Windows/Mac but the 8.0 on *nix and they are incompatible.

How to repeat:
Download MSI installer for MySQL Connector C.
Try to execute it and no such option will be available.

Suggested fix:
Put the connector source code archive for download just like for version 5.x
[14 Apr 4:08] Igor Korot
According to https://dev.mysql.com/doc/c-api/8.0/en/,

[quote]
The C API code is distributed with MySQL and implemented in the libmysqlclient library. 
[/quote].

However the documentation does not explain how to build just the connector.

Or I read that quote wrong and the package is really not available?
[14 Apr 12:00] MySQL Verification Team
Hello Igor Korot,

Thank you for the bug report.
Support for Connector/C is discontinued, please use either C API or Connector/C++.

Regards,
Ashwini Patil
[14 Apr 13:42] Igor Korot
Hello, Ashwini,

Where can I get it? And how can I build it?

I am talking about C AP here.

Thank you.
[14 Apr 13:54] Igor Korot
I also have the same problem on OSX.

In the past I followed the build instructions for Connector/C to build it on all 3 major platforms. But now source code is not available and there is no way to build the library.

The reason - I need Debug version of C API (formerly Connector/C) to use while developing...

Thank you.
[15 Apr 2:32] Igor Korot
Re-opening because there is still no solution to the issue.

There should either be a way to get the source code of whatever it is called now and build according to instructions or a way to download Debug/Release builds for Windows/OSX.

Thank you.

Also, it looks like I can't re-oopen the bug - it says "Status of this bug can no longer be changed. If you want the bug reopened, please give your reasons below with a comment." However I think I did just that.
[12 Jul 15:44] Frederic Descamps
To compile MySQL C API "only" you can follow the process explained on https://lefred.be/content/how-to-build-mysql-8-0-c-api-libmysqlclient/