KcFnMi KcFnMi - 13 days ago 12x
C++ Question

QSqlDatabase: QMYSQL driver not loaded on Ubuntu 15.04 64bits

In Ubuntu 15.04 64 bits I installed Qt5.6 (online installer) and while trying to move my development environment from Windows 7 to Linux I faced the following:

SqlDatabase: QMYSQL driver not loaded

Following this, I managed to find
and then:

$ ldd libqsqlmysql.so
linux-vdso.so.1 => (0x00007ffffd571000)
libmysqlclient_r.so.16 => not found
libz.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libz.so.1 (0x00007fe94ef24000)
libcrypt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypt.so.1 (0x00007fe94ecec000)
libnsl.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libnsl.so.1 (0x00007fe94ead2000)
libssl.so.10 => not found
libcrypto.so.10 => not found
libQt5Sql.so.5 => /home/user/Qt/5.6/gcc_64/plugins/sqldrivers/../../lib/libQt5Sql.so.5 (0x00007fe94e88d000)
libQt5Core.so.5 => /home/user/Qt/5.6/gcc_64/plugins/sqldrivers/../../lib/libQt5Core.so.5 (0x00007fe94e17a000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007fe94df5c000)
libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00007fe94dc4d000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007fe94d944000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007fe94d72e000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007fe94d364000)
libicui18n.so.56 => /home/user/Qt/5.6/gcc_64/plugins/sqldrivers/../../lib/libicui18n.so.56 (0x00007fe94cec9000)
libicuuc.so.56 => /home/user/Qt/5.6/gcc_64/plugins/sqldrivers/../../lib/libicuuc.so.56 (0x00007fe94cb11000)
libicudata.so.56 => /home/user/Qt/5.6/gcc_64/plugins/sqldrivers/../../lib/libicudata.so.56 (0x00007fe94b12e000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007fe94af29000)
libgthread-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgthread-2.0.so.0 (0x00007fe94ad27000)
librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007fe94ab1f000)
libglib-2.0.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0 (0x00007fe94a80f000)
/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x000056024837f000)
libpcre.so.3 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpcre.so.3 (0x00007fe94a5a2000)

libmysqlclient_r.so.16 => not found
. In fact, it seems I have a newer version:

find / -name libmysqlclient_r*

Perhaps that's the problem. Could some one confirm? How should I proceed?


First and foremost, double check that you have the packages containing libssl.so, libcrypto.so and libmysqlclient_r.so installed (looks like you have this last one, it's extremely likely you also have the first two, but just double check).

Then, your problem is that you have those shared objects with a different SONAME, sign that they're binary incompatible with the plugin shipped with Qt, which therefore needs to be recompiled.


  1. install the development versions of the packages found above (libssl-dev, mysql-client-dev or similar).

  2. run the MaintenanceTool from your Qt installation, and be sure to select to install Qt's source code too.

  3. Go in QTDIR/5.6/Src/qtbase/src/plugins/sqldrivers/mysql/.

  4. Run the right qmake, i.e. the one coming from that installation of Qt (not the system wide one or similar). Best way to be sure is providing the full path to it: QTDIR/5.6/gcc_64/bin/qmake.

  5. Run make. Hopefully this will just work™; if it complains about some missing libraries, install them and rerun make.

  6. This should now have produced a new libqsqlmysql.so plugin; overwrite the old one with this new one.