MySQL Installation instruction for Linux Operating System Users :-- Dowload MySQL RPM files from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.1.html Download the following files from the “Linux x86 generic RPM (dynamically linked) downloads” option. 1. Server 2. Client programs 3. Shared client libraries 4. Libraries and header files Now as root, install the rpm's: rpm -i MySQL-server-5.1.20-0.i386.rpm rpm -i MySQL-client-5.1.20-0.i386.rpm rpm -i MySQL-devel-5.1.20-0.i386.rpm rpm -i MySQL-shared-5.1.20-0.i386.rpm (If you already have an earlier version of MySQL installed, you should use "rpm -U" instead of "rpm -i", and you may need to add "--nodeps" to several of the rpm commands. But don't worry about it unless "rpm -i" complains!). Now enter the command to set the User name and Passwords mysqladmin -u root Now type mysql you will get Mysql> command prompt. Now you can do your work.
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