There is a detailed readme (text file) within the file you have downloaded.
It will gives you the complete picture.
On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 9:24 PM, ml ml <mliebherr99@stripped> wrote:
> Hello List,
> i am trying to install mysql on debian lenny from source. Here is what
> i did (yes, i did read the INSTALL-SOURCE):
> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mysql/
> make -j 4 && make install
> cp support-files/my-medium.cnf /etc/my.cnf
> cd /usr/local/mysql
> chown -R mysql .
> chgrp -R mysql .
> bin/mysql_install_db --user=mysql
> FATAL ERROR: Could not find mysqld
> The following directories were searched:
> If you compiled from source, you need to run 'make install' to
> copy the software into the correct location ready for operation.
> If you are using a binary release, you must either be at the top
> level of the extracted archive, or pass the --basedir option
> pointing to that location.
> ==> Okay, this my make some sense. Whats the _correct_ way to solve
> this? Which mysql_install_db options do i need here?
> bin/mysql_install_db --user=mysql --basedir=/usr/local/mysql/
> Installing MySQL system tables...
> 101018 11:50:13 [ERROR] /usr/local/mysql//libexec/mysqld: unknown
> option '--skip-bdb'
> 101018 11:50:13 [ERROR] Aborting
> 101018 11:50:13 [Note] /usr/local/mysql//libexec/mysqld: Shutdown complete
> Installation of system tables failed! Examine the logs in
> /var/lib/mysql for more information.
> ==> Why does it also log to /var/lib/mysql ?
> find /var/lib/mysql/
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