Installing MySQL on Linux
July 24, 2010 Leave a comment
I know there is already how tos out there but I figured I would post my own, just to make it easier for me to find it if I need it in the future.
To install MySQL run the following command in Terminal
$sudo apt-get install mysql-server
During the install you will be prompted to enter the root password, you can later change this.
MySQL should now be running to check this type:
sudo netstat -tap | grep mysql
You should see the following output:
tcp 0 0 localhost:mysql *:* LISTEN 2556/mysqld
You can edit the
/etc/mysql/my.cnf file to configure the basic settings — log file, port number, etc. For example, to configure MySQL to listen for connections from network hosts, change the bind-address directive to the server’s IP address:
bind-address = 192.168.0.5
er making a change to
/etc/mysql/my.cnf the mysql daemon will need to be restarted:
sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart
If you would like to change the MySQL root password, in a terminal enter:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure mysql-server-5.1
The mysql daemon will be stopped, and you will be prompted to enter a new password.