Determine whether your platform is
supported. Please note that not all supported systems
are equally suitable for running MySQL. On some platforms it is
much more robust and efficient than others. See
Section 2.1.1, “Operating Systems Supported by MySQL”, for details.
Choose which distribution to
install. Several versions of MySQL are available, and
most are available in several distribution formats. You can
choose from pre-packaged distributions containing binary
(precompiled) programs or source code. When in doubt, use a
binary distribution. We also provide public access to our
current source tree for those who want to see our most recent
developments and help us test new code. To determine which
version and type of distribution you should use, see
Section 2.1.2, “Choosing Which MySQL Distribution to Install”.
Download the distribution that you want to
install. For instructions, see
Section 2.1.3, “How to Get MySQL”. To verify the integrity of the
distribution, use the instructions in
Section 2.1.4, “Verifying Package Integrity Using MD5 Checksums or
Install the distribution. To
install MySQL from a binary distribution, use the instructions
in Section 2.2, “Standard MySQL Installation Using a Binary Distribution”. To install
MySQL from a source distribution or from the current development
source tree, use the instructions in
Section 2.8, “MySQL Installation Using a Source Distribution”.
If you encounter installation difficulties, see
Section 2.12, “Operating System-Specific Notes”, for
information on solving problems for particular platforms.
Perform any necessary post-installation
setup. After installing MySQL, read
Section 2.9, “Post-Installation Setup and Testing”. This section contains
important information about making sure the MySQL server is
working properly. It also describes how to secure the initial
MySQL user accounts, which have no
passwords until you assign passwords. The section
applies whether you install MySQL using a binary or source
If you want to run the MySQL benchmark scripts, Perl support for
MySQL must be available. See Section 2.13, “Perl Installation Notes”.