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       bson_installing - Installing libbson

       The  following  guide  will  step  you  through  the process of downloading, building, and
       installing the current release of libbson.


       The MongoDB C Driver is continuously tested on variety of platforms including:

       · Archlinux

       · Debian 8.1

       · macOS 10.10

       · Microsoft Windows Server 2008

       · RHEL 5.5, 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2

       · Ubuntu 12.04, 16.04

       · Clang 3.5, 3.7, 3.8

       · GCC 4.6, 4.8, 4.9, 5.3

       · MinGW-W64

       · Visual Studio 2010, 2013, 2015

       · x86, x86_64, ARM (aarch64), Power8 (ppc64le), zSeries (s390x)


       The libbson package is available on recent versions of Debian and Ubuntu.

          $ apt-get install libbson-1.0

       On Fedora, a libbson package is available in the default repositories and can be installed

          $ dnf install libbson

       On  recent  Red  Hat systems, such as CentOS and RHEL 7, a libbson package is available in
       the      EPEL      repository.      To      check       version       available,       see  The package can be installed with:

          $ yum install libbson


   Building from a release tarball
       Unless  you  intend  on  contributing  to  libbson,  you will want to build from a release

       The most recent release of libbson is 1.9.5 and can  be  downloaded  here.  The  following
       snippet will download and extract the current release of the driver.

          $ wget
          $ tar -xzf libbson-1.9.5.tar.gz
          $ cd libbson-1.9.5/
          $ ./configure

       For a list of all configure options, run ./configure --help.

       If  configure  completed  successfully, you'll see something like the following describing
       your build configuration.

          libbson 1.9.5 was configured with the following options:

          Build configuration:
            Enable debugging (slow)                          : no
            Enable extra alignment (required for 1.0 ABI)    : no
            Compile with debug symbols (slow)                : no
            Enable GCC build optimization                    : yes
            Code coverage support                            : no
            Cross Compiling                                  : no
            Big endian                                       : no
            Link Time Optimization (experimental)            : no

            man                                              : no
            HTML                                             : no

       We can now build libbson with the venerable make program.

          $ make
          $ sudo make install

   Building from git
       To build an unreleased version of libbson 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
          $ cd libbson
          $ git checkout x.y.z  # To build a particular release
          $ ./
          $ make
          $ sudo make install

   Generating the documentation
       Install Sphinx, then:

          $ ./configure --enable-html-docs --enable-man-pages
          $ make man html


       Install the XCode Command Line Tools:

          $ xcode-select --install

       The  pkg-config  utility  is  also  required.  First  install  Homebrew  according  to its
       instructions, then:

          $ brew install pkgconfig

       Download the latest release tarball

          $ curl -LO
          $ tar xzf libbson-1.9.5.tar.gz
          $ cd libbson-1.9.5

       Build and install libbson:

          $ ./configure
          $ make
          $ sudo make install


       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. The following assumes
       we are compiling for 64-bit Windows using Visual Studio 2010 Express which can  be  freely
       downloaded from Microsoft.

          > cd libbson-1.9.5
          > cmake -G "Visual Studio 14 2015 Win64" \
          > msbuild.exe ALL_BUILD.vcxproj
          > msbuild.exe INSTALL.vcxproj

       You  should now see libbson installed in C:\libbson.  By default, this will create a debug
       build of libbson. To enable release build additional argument needs to be provided to both
       cmake and msbuild.exe:

          > cd libbson-1.9.5
          > cmake -G "Visual Studio 14 2015 Win64" \
            "-DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=C:\libbson" \
          > msbuild.exe /p:Configuration=Release ALL_BUILD.vcxproj
          > msbuild.exe /p:Configuration=Release INSTALL.vcxproj

       You can disable building the tests with:

          > cmake -G "Visual Studio 14 2015 Win64" \
            "-DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=C:\libbson" \


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