See Section 2.8.3, “Installing from the Development Source Tree”, for instructions
on how to download and install BitKeeper.
After BitKeeper is installed, first go to the directory you
want to work from, and then use this command if you want to
clone the MyODBC 3.51 branch:
bk clone bk://mysql.bkbits.net/myodbc3 myodbc-3.51
In the preceding example, the source tree is set up in the
myodbc-3.51/ or by default
myodbc3/ subdirectory of your current
directory. If you are behind the firewall and can only
initiate HTTP connections, you can also use BitKeeper via
HTTP. If you are required to use a proxy server, simply set
the environment variable
point to your proxy:
https:// when doing a clone. Example:
bk clone https://mysql.bkbits.net/myodbc3 myodbc-3.51
The initial download of the source tree may take a while,
depending on the speed of your connection; be patient.
You need GNU autoconf 2.52 (or newer),
automake 1.4, libtool
1.4, and m4 to run the next set of
bk -r edit
aclocal; autoheader; autoconf; automake;
./configure # Add your favorite options here
For more information on how to build, refer to
INSTALL file located in the same
directory. On Windows, make use of Windows Makefiles
WIN-Makefile_debug in building the
driver, for more information, see
Section 26.1.6, “Installing MyODBC from a Source Distribution on Windows”.
When the build is done, run make install to
install the MyODBC 3.51 driver on your system.
If you have gotten to the make stage and
the distribution does not compile, please report it to
After the initial bk clone operation to get
the source tree, you should run bk pull
periodically to get the updates.
You can examine the change history for the tree with all the
diffs by using bk sccstool. If you see some
funny diffs or code that you have a question about, do not
hesitate to send email message to
Also, if you think you have a better idea on how to do
something, send an email message to the same address with a
patch. bk diffs produces a patch for you
after you have made changes to the source. If you do not have
the time to code your idea, just send a description.
BitKeeper has a help utility that you can access via