At 8:53 PM -0700 2000-07-04, rivets wrote:
>The first part of this post is a request for directions to the best
>newsgroup: where do I go for questions about MySQL on Linux
>I'll toss in the second part, because my problem seems of a general
>nature. I'm a totally-green newbie trying to get MySQL working on
>Mandrake 7.0. For reference, it's a fairly modern box with lots of
>memory. Following directions that seem standardized from several
>sources, I've downloaded the file
A distribution file with a name like that is a binary distribution,
you don't need to run configure or make. You're probably reading
the instructions for a source distribution. Read the install
instructions for binary distributions. After installing, you'll
be running mysql_install_db, not configure or make.
>and plopped it into the following directory:
>I used the command tar xzvf mysql-3.22.32-pc-linux-gnu-i686.tar.gz
>to unleash the fury of a hundred tiny files, all disappearing into
>another subfolder of equally lengthy name. I changed directories
>into this new folder, and typed
>The program created a number of tables, a reminder to change
>passwords, a bug-reporting message, and a one-liner about how to
>test if MySQL is up and running. The final message states that
>mysqld daemon ended.
>At this point, thought, I would have thought the prompt should
>return, but it never does. Until I hit the enter key.
>The instructions say type
>at which time my computer tells me there are no targets. ! ??? Huh?
>And that's where everything grinds to a halt.
>Way past the abilities of this greenhorn.
>Any ideas? I'd appreciate any input or suggestions. Thank you.
>workmonster at home dot com
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped