4.2.2 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, substituting the appropriate file and directory names based on the package you download:

shell> su root
shell> gunzip mysql-connector-odbc-5.2.2-i686-pc-linux.tar.gz
shell> tar xvf mysql-connector-odbc-5.2.2-i686-pc-linux.tar
shell> cd mysql-connector-odbc-5.2.2-i686-pc-linux

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

Then see Section 5.5, “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.