How to Get MySQL
MySQL AB, the company that develops and maintains the MySQL database server, distributes MySQL on its Web site: http://www.mysql.com/. Binary distributions for all platforms, installer packages for Mac OS X, and RPMs and source code files for Linux/Unix platforms can be found at the Web site. Additionally, you can purchase boxed versions of the softwarethat is, software in a box and with a printed version of the comprehensive MySQL manualfrom the MySQL AB online store, for a very reasonable price.
By the Way
The installation instructions in this chapter are based on the official MySQL 4.0.x distribution from MySQL AB. All files can be downloaded from http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql-4.0.html, and the current versions as of the time of writing are also found on the CD included with this book.