Nov 28, 2011

How to Install MySQL on an Ubuntu Based Machine

It is a common question: "How should I install MySQL on an Ubuntu based machine?"
To make it easier for you, I documented the procedure:

1. Uninstall current MySQL packages
sudo dpkg --get-selections | grep -i mysql
sudo dpkg --purge mysql-package-name

2. Download the relevant generic RPM packages from the MySQL site (server, client and devel)
wget path

3. Install alien
sudo apt-get install alien

4. Install the 3 packages using alien
sudo alien -i downloaded_package_file.rpm

Keep Performing,
Moshe Kaplan


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