> how to execute the compiled mysql without make install, always?
Personally I never install MySQL/MariaDB on my work machine.
I have a pair of scripts (one to run the server, one for the
client) that assume a certain location of all databases
(there can be many, e.g. one for each major server version).
Assuming that my databases are under "~/databases" (e.g.
"~/databases/5.3"), and my sources (and BZR repository) are
under "~/src", the server startup script must be run in the
root directory of each source tree.
The server startup script generates the following command:
./sql/mysqld --no-defaults --port=11211
Notice that I have chosen by default a non-standard port (11211),
to avoid possible conflicts with a standard MySQL installation.
The option --no-defaults is there so that it is guaranteed that
all options to the server come from my script (and thus the
Also notice that for versions > 5.1 the language and character
set options are different, check the docs.
Actually, if you want them, I can publish my scripts, let me