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Maintaining (and Building) your MySQL Source Tree on Windows

I just have one last post to round out my series on building MySQL and MariaDB on Windows.

Before, I showed how to obtain the latest source tree and build it. In this one, I simply want to show how easy it is to continue off of that.

So it’s been a week or so, and now you want the latest fixes:

  1. cd C:\mysql-5.5\mysql-5.5
  2. bzr pull
  3. cmake . -DBUILD_CONFIG=mysql_release
  4. VS: File -> Open -> Solution -> MySql.sln
  5. VS: Build -> Build Solution
  6. VS: Right-click “PACKAGE” -> Build (in “Solution Explorer” View)

Simple as that.

Your “no-install” package will be located at:


Full Outputs for Reference:

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How to Build MySQL 5.5 from Source Code on Windows

Not counting obtaining the source code, and once you have the prerequisites satisfied, [Windows] users can build from source code in 5 easy steps.

Prerequisites – Install & ensure they are in the $PATH:

  1. CMake <-- Download
  2. C++ compiler <-- Visual Studio 2008 Express - Free Download
  3. Bison <-- Download (ensure m4.exe is also included, which it should be)

Optional (but most likely you’ll want):

  1. Perl <-- For Test Suite/Scripts. Strawberry Perl is a great option.
  2. Bazaar <-- If want latest …
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