[CentOS] Installing & activating mysql in CentOS 5

Wed Sep 17 20:22:18 UTC 2008
R P Herrold <herrold at owlriver.com>

On Wed, 17 Sep 2008, Ralph Angenendt wrote:

> Steve Huff wrote:
>> On Sep 17, 2008, at 9:52 AM, Andrew Allen wrote:

>>> documentation on this anywhere?  Also, what's the current 
>>> opinion/ advice on a graphical user interface for mysql 
>>> please?

advice: don't to it; opinion? phpMyAdmin is a steenkin' mess 
of pottage, and has been for years

>> it's hard to go wrong with phpMyAdmin (http://www.phpmyadmin.net/),
>> which you can get from RPMforge.

'hard to go wrong'? -- it is hard to go with with it, I think. 
the 'mysql' command line works fine here

> Even that won't work without installing the server component of mysql,
> which is in the mysql-server package. And giving the security track
> record of phpMyAdmin, I'd rather stay away from that.


this week's crop of bugs in phpMyAdmin noted:


-- Russ herrold