Package Details: mongo-cxx-driver 3.5.1-3

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Package Base: mongo-cxx-driver
Description: C++ driver for MongoDB
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Keywords: mongodb
Licenses: Apache
Conflicts: libbsoncxx, libmongocxx
Provides: libbsoncxx, libmongocxx
Submitter: jbreams
Maintainer: sherilyn
Last Packager: sherilyn
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.003360
First Submitted: 2016-01-28 21:25 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-09-16 10:07 (UTC)

Latest Comments

sherilyn commented on 2019-10-09 18:44 (UTC)

You have to build EP_mnmlstc_core as root, as long as EP_mnmlstc_core devs will fix it. You can edit PKGBUILD file and add sudo. I removed sudo because its violates AUR rules. I will fix that as soon as itpossible.

LMBernardo commented on 2019-10-05 18:33 (UTC) (edited on 2019-10-15 03:16 (UTC) by LMBernardo)


It looks like MNMLSTC/core requires root permissions to install to the default location. Not sure what the "correct" fix is, but the mongocxx documentation states:

If you are using the default MNMLSTC polyfill and are installing to a directory requiring root permissions, you should install the polyfill with sudo before running make so you don’t have to run all of make with sudo

Modifying the build() section of the PKGBUILD to the following builds and installs properly, however it seems to ignore DESTDIR and installs the EP_mnmlstc files directly to /usr/include/bsoncxx/v_noabi/bsoncxx/third_party instead of into the built package. This means that pacman will not be able to track / manage these files. Removing the sudo make EP_mnmlstc_core line and just running the entire make command as root also installs the files directly instead of in the package, so I'm not sure if this is a result of something being broken or just how the AUR package has always installed.

build() {
    cd "$pkgname-$pkgver/build"
    echo $pkgdir
    DESTDIR=$pkgdir sudo make EP_mnmlstc_core -j$(grep -c proc /proc/cpuinfo)
    DESTDIR=$pkgdir make -j$(grep -c proc /proc/cpuinfo)

steinbuch commented on 2019-09-27 11:50 (UTC)

There must be some kind of permissions issue (I'm not building as root):

[ 2%] Performing install step for 'EP_mnmlstc_core' CMake Error at ./mongo-cxx-driver-r3.4.0/build/src/bsoncxx/third_party/EP_mnmlstc_core-prefix/src/EP_mnmlstc_core-stamp/EP_mnmlstc_core-install-Release.cmake:49 (message): Command failed: 2

'make' 'install'

See also


make[2]: [src/bsoncxx/third_party/CMakeFiles/EP_mnmlstc_core.dir/build.make:75: src/bsoncxx/third_party/EP_mnmlstc_core-prefix/src/EP_mnmlstc_core-stamp/EP_mnmlstc_core-install] Error 1 make[1]: [CMakeFiles/Makefile2:484: src/bsoncxx/third_party/CMakeFiles/EP_mnmlstc_core.dir/all] Error 2 make: *** [Makefile:141: all] Error 2

xantares commented on 2019-04-04 17:09 (UTC)


  • DONT build as root
  • also makepkg uses MAKEFLAGS, so no need to override -j make option:

build {

cd "$pkgname-$pkgver"

mkdir -p build && cd build



package {

cd "$pkgname-$pkgver/build"

make install DESTDIR="$pkgdir"

gauravjuvekar commented on 2018-12-17 16:23 (UTC)

Packages should not install to /usr/local

From 19f6fbf2b57f6513d186064bc9e593adeb517e03 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Gaurav Juvekar <>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2018 20:22:25 -0500
Subject: [PATCH] Don't install to /usr/local

 PKGBUILD | 19 ++++++-------------
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index b3db26a..f4f83e9 100644
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 # Maintainer: Aleksandr Matuzok <>
 pkgdesc="The official MongoDB C++ driver library"
 arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
@@ -10,21 +10,14 @@ groups=()
-prepare() {
-   cd "$pkgname-$pkgver"
-    mkdir -p $pkgdir/usr
 build() {
-   cd "$pkgname-$pkgver/build"
-    echo $pkgdir
-    DESTDIR=$pkgdir make -j$(grep -c proc /proc/cpuinfo)
+    cd "$pkgname-$pkgver/build"
+    make -j$(grep -c proc /proc/cpuinfo)

 package() {
-   cd "$pkgname-$pkgver/build"
-    DESTDIR=$pkgdir make install
+    cd "$pkgname-$pkgver/build"
+    make DESTDIR="$pkgdir" install

sherilyn commented on 2018-12-03 11:16 (UTC)

3.4.0 is not STABLE at the moment.

tbrock commented on 2016-01-29 17:11 (UTC)

Wow, what a great driver. Thanks MongoDB!