5.3 Postinstallation Steps

MySQL Connector/C binary .tar.gz and .zip packages unpack into a directory with a name such as mysql-connector-c-6.1.0-linux-rhel5-x86-64bit. If you want to work with a simpler name, rename the directory. On Unix, an alternative is to create a symbolic link with a simpler name:

shell> ln -s mysql-connector-c-6.1.0-linux-rhel5-x86-64bit connector-c

When you build C applications that use MySQL Connector/C, if the compiler or linker have trouble finding the MySQL Connector/C header files or libraries, you may need to adjust your development tools or runtime environment. See Building C API Client Programs, and Running C API Client Programs.