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From:Paul DuBois Date:July 5 2000 4:01am
Subject:Re: MySQL on Linux .......
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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 
>installation problems?
>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
MySQL on Linux .......rivets5 Jul
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