Sun MySQL Connector/OOo: Known Problems (Beta)
On windows, the extension crashs on some systems
On some Windows systems, if you install and use the extension, it will crash OOo.
Reason: The extension ships an own version of
libmysql.dll. When Windows loads the driver library (
mysqlc.uno.dll), it also implicitly loads the
mysqlc.uno.dll is linked against. Unfortunately, Windows first searches in the folders specified by your
PATH environment variable. If it finds a
libmysql.dll in one of those folders, this one is used - no matter whether it is really compatible.
Linux version does not install on systems without libstdc++.so.5
The Connector/C version used for building C/C++ (and shipped with the extension) has a runtime dependency to libstdc++.so.5 (which is somewhat weird for a by-definition C component). Unfortunately, OOo itself ships with libstdc++.so.6 only, and the extension doesn't ship any libstdc++ version, so on systems where version 5 is not present, the extension cannot be installed.