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Chapter 2. Installing and Upgrading MySQL

Table of Contents

2.1. MySQL Installation Overview
2.2. Determining your current MySQL version
2.3. Installing MySQL Enterprise
2.3.1. Overview of MySQL Enterprise Installation
2.3.2. Enterprise Server Distribution Types
2.3.3. Installing the Enterprise MySQL Server
2.3.4. Upgrading MySQL Enterprise Server
2.3.5. Uninstalling MySQL Enterprise
2.4. Installing MySQL Community Server
2.4.1. Overview of MySQL Community Server Installation
2.4.2. Operating Systems Supported by MySQL Community Server
2.4.3. Choosing Which MySQL Distribution to Install
2.4.4. How to Get MySQL
2.4.5. Verifying Package Integrity Using MD5 Checksums or GnuPG
2.4.6. Installation Layouts
2.4.7. Standard MySQL Installation Using a Binary Distribution
2.4.8. Installing MySQL on Windows
2.4.9. Installing MySQL from RPM Packages on Linux
2.4.10. Installing MySQL on Mac OS X
2.4.11. Installing MySQL on Solaris
2.4.12. Installing MySQL on NetWare
2.4.13. Installing MySQL from tar.gz Packages on Other Unix-Like Systems
2.4.14. MySQL Installation Using a Source Distribution
2.4.15. Post-Installation Setup and Testing
2.4.16. Upgrading MySQL
2.4.17. Downgrading MySQL
2.4.18. Operating System-Specific Notes
2.4.19. Environment Variables
2.4.20. Perl Installation Notes

2.1. MySQL Installation Overview

This chapter describes how to obtain and install MySQL. You can choose to install MySQL Enterprise or MySQL Community Server:

If you plan to upgrade an existing version of MySQL to a newer version rather than install MySQL for the first time, see Section 2.4.16, “Upgrading MySQL”, for information about upgrade procedures and about issues that you should consider before upgrading.

If you are interested in migrating to MySQL from another database system, you may wish to read Section A.8, “MySQL 5.0 FAQ — Migration”, which contains answers to some common questions concerning migration issues.


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