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  • Install Mysql Connector 5+
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  1. Download connector for your version of MySQL
    1. If running mySQL 5.0-5.1
      Download version 5.0.8+ from
    2. If running MySQL 5.1+
      Download version 5.1+ from
    • NOTE: the version numbers do not directly align despite the way they appear to here
  2. Extract the file to /opt
  3. Copy mysql-connector-java-<version>-bin.jar to $CATALINA_HOME/common/lib
  4. Delete the extracted folder
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  1. item 3 : it's $CATALINA_HOME/common/lib and not $CATALINA_HOME/lib

  2. Eric is right. I just updated it.