Postgresql database have an official interface to C programming language and a C++ interface derived from that. C++ is a different language from C and i think it will be more easier to deal with.
Lets give a try on the newest linux mint 20.
1. install libpqxx-dev package (sudo apt-get install libpqxx-dev).
2. install codelite IDE (sudo apt-get install codelite).
3. install postgresql (sudo apt-get install postgresql).
4. create an user (user1) for connecting to postgresql.