[CentOS] Install and Run mysql 4.x

Wed Mar 21 22:20:57 UTC 2007
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

On 3/21/07, Al Sparks <data345 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> You know, I suppose I could simply install the tarball, I've
> successfully installed mysql in the past that way.  However, I thought
> I'd use yum, install the redhat/CentOS way, and I am amazed how hard
> it is to get this thing working.  I admit to not having become all
> that familiar with mysql.

You're going about this the hard way really.
'yum install mysql-server' and then 'service mysqld start'
the database is initialized automatically, and everything is set up
for you with db files in /var/lib/mysql/

>From there it's a simple matter of setting the mysql root password,
and you're off and running.

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