I am (still) beginner with mongodb, and starting out on my first attempt at a trivial C-language experiment with mongoc driver and related libraries. I am working in Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit environment. MongoDB is installed locally (version 4.2.5) and has been working well so far (as a runtime package accessed with mongodb shell and related utilities).
My problem now is that I cannot find mongoc.h anywhere even after installing what I think are the required packages using apt:
I do not wish (at this point) to use cmake or pkg-config. As my first step, I wish only to use #include <mongoc/mongoc.h> in my source file (which is trivial) and link libmongoc-1.0 on the gcc command line. Searches on stackexchange all tell me to use cmake or pkg-config (I am trying minimize the number of moving parts until I am confident that the required files are even installed.)
apt install tells me:
libmongoc-1.0-0 is already the newest version (1.9.2+dfsg-1build1).
libmongoc-dev is already the newest version (1.9.2+dfsg-1build1).
libbson-1.0-0 is already the newest version (1.9.2-1).
So far, I cannot complete gcc for a C program which has #include <mongoc/mongoc.h>, as that file is not found. I cannot find a file called mongoc.h anywhere in my local file system. I cannot find a directory called mongoc anywhere (I’d expect it to be in /usr somewhere.)
How can I proceed?
Thank you very much!