Installing the MongoDB C Driver
The following guide will step you through the process of downloading, building, and installing the current release of the MongoDB C Driver.
The MongoDB C Driver is continuously tested on GNU/Linux, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.10, and Solaris 11 (Intel and Sparc). GCC, Clang, and Visual Studio 2013 compilers are continuously tested.
The driver supports the following operating systems and CPU architectures:
Building on Unix
OpenSSL is required for authentication or for SSL connections to MongoDB. Kerberos or LDAP support requires Cyrus SASL.
To install all optional dependencies on RedHat / Fedora:
$ sudo yum install pkg-config openssl-devel cyrus-sasl-devel
On Debian / Ubuntu:
$ sudo apt-get install pkg-config libssl-dev libsasl2-dev
$ su -c 'pkg install pkgconf openssl cyrus-sasl2'
Building from a release tarball
Unless you intend on contributing to the mongo-c-driver, you will want to build from a release tarball.
The most recent release of libmongoc is 1.3.1 and can be. The following snippet will download and extract the driver, and configure it:
$ wget https://github.com/mongodb/mongo-c-driver/releases/download/1.3.1/mongo-c-driver-1.3.1.tar.gz $ tar xzf mongo-c-driver-1.3.1.tar.gz $ cd mongo-c-driver-1.3.1 $ ./configure
If configure completed successfully, you'll see something like the following describing your build configuration.
libmongoc was configured with the following options: Build configuration: Enable debugging (slow) : no Compile with debug symbols (slow) : no Enable GCC build optimization : yes Enable automatic binary hardening : yes Code coverage support : no Cross Compiling : no Fast counters : no SASL : sasl2 SSL : yes Libbson : bundled Documentation: Generate man pages : no Install man pages : no
mongo-c-driver contains a copy of libbson, in case your system does not already have libbson installed. The configure script will detect if libbson is not installed and use the bundled libbson.
$ make $ sudo make install
Building from git
To build an unreleased version of the driver from git requires additional dependencies.
RedHat / Fedora:
$ sudo yum install git gcc automake autoconf libtool
Debian / Ubuntu:
$ sudo apt-get install git gcc automake autoconf libtool
$ su -c 'pkg install git gcc automake autoconf libtool'
Once you have the dependencies installed, clone the repository and build the current master or a particular release tag:
$ git clone https://github.com/mongodb/mongo-c-driver.git $ cd mongo-c-driver $ git checkout x.y.z # To build a particular release $ ./autogen.sh --with-libbson=bundled $ make $ sudo make install
Generating the documentation
Install the yelp-tools and yelp-xsl packages, then:
$ ./configure --enable-html-docs --enable-man-pages $ make man html
Building on Mac OS X
XCode Command Line Tools
To install the XCode Command Line Tools, just type xcode-select --install in the Terminal and follow the instructions.
OpenSSL support on El Capitan
Beginning in OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X no longer includes the OpenSSL headers. To build the driver with SSL on El Capitan and later, first, then:
$ brew install openssl $ export LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/opt/openssl/lib" $ export CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/local/opt/openssl/include"
Building on OS X
Download the latest release tarball:
$ curl -LO https://github.com/mongodb/mongo-c-driver/releases/download/1.3.1/mongo-c-driver-1.3.1.tar.gz $ tar xzf mongo-c-driver-1.3.1.tar.gz $ cd mongo-c-driver-1.3.1
Build and install the driver:
$ ./configure $ make $ sudo make install
Generating the documentation on OS X
Homebrew is required to generate the driver's HTML documentation and man pages:
$ brew install yelp-xsl yelp-tools $ ./configure --enable-html-docs --enable-man-pages $ make man html
Installing on Mac OS X
To build the C Driver on a Mac, install the prerequisites in order to build it from source. It is recommended to use:
$ brew install git automake autoconf libtool pkgconfig
Additionally,is required. The driver can then be installed by following the directions for .
Building on Windows
Building on Windows requires Windows Vista or newer and Visual Studio 2010 or newer. Additionally, cmake is required to generate Visual Studio project files.
Let's start by generating Visual Studio project files for libbson, a dependency of the C driver. The following assumes we are compiling for 64-bit Windows using Visual Studio 2010 Express which can be freely downloaded from Microsoft.
cd mongo-c-driver-1.3.1\src\libbson cmake -G "Visual Studio 10 Win64" "-DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=C:\mongo-c-driver"
(Run cmake -LH . for a list of other options.)
Now that we have project files generated, we can either open the project in Visual Studio or compile from the command line. Let's build using the command line program msbuild.exe
Now that libbson is compiled, let's install it using msbuild. It will be installed to the path specified by CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX.
You should now see libbson installed in C:\mongo-c-driver
Now let's do the same for the MongoDB C driver.
cd mongo-c-driver-1.3.1 cmake -G "Visual Studio 2010 Win64" "-DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=C:\mongo-c-driver" "-DBSON_ROOT_DIR=C:\mongo-c-driver" msbuild.exe ALL_BUILD.vcxproj msbuild.exe INSTALL.vcxproj
All of the MongoDB C Driver's components will now be found in C:\mongo-c-driver.