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Installing MySQL from RPMs

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by Whil Hentzen
Length: 13 pgs
Formats Available: PDF
Press date: 2004/8/2
Source code: N/A

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Installing MySQL on Linux is a reasonably straightforward procedure, and the documentation is excellent - organized, detailed, and with a lot of examples. However, there are still a lot of variations that you can encounter, and, as with any documentation team, there are still places where they have to assume a minimal level of knowledge, and if you're missing that knowledge, the procedure can still be difficult. The purpose of this document is to provide a supplement to the online documentation, with a detailed description of how to install MySQL from RPMs onto a Linux machine from the perspective of an experienced Windows programmer who is relatively new to Linux, and to provide background and perspective behind the steps.

Table of Contents

1. Preface
1.1. Copyright
1.2. Revisions
1.2.1. History
1.2.2. New version
1.2.3. Feedback and corrections
1.3. References and acknowledgments
1.4. Disclaimer
1.5. Prerequisites

2. Overview

3. The essential installation process
3.1. Read the documentation
3.2. Download
3.2.1. Verify the bits
3.3. Install
3.4. Installation results
3.4.1. MySQL files have been installed
3.4.2. Linux user account is created
3.4.3. Data files are created
3.4.4. Automatic startup entries are created
3.4.5. The mysql daemon is started
3.5. Test to make sure MySQL is running
3.5.1. Check to see if the mysql daemon is running
3.5.2. Use mysqladmin to see if the daemon is running
3.5.3. See what MySQL variables are available
3.5.4. See if you can shut down the server
3.5.5. See if you can restart the server
3.5.6. Run simple tests
3.5.7. Enter the MySQL interactive environment
3.6. Set passwords
3.7. How MySQL user passwords affect commands

4. Summary

5. Where to go for more information

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