How-to Install Latest MySQL Server/Client on Debian Squeeze 6 32/64bit Easy Guide

March 11th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Latest MySQL on Debian Squeeze 6 32/64bit




The Tutorial Shows You How-to Get Always Freshly Installed the Latest MySQL 5.7.X on Debian Squeeze 6 Gnome/KDE/Lxde/Xfce i386/amd64.

Take Note: for a Production Environment it is Suitable to Use Instead the Distro Packages!

To Get Constantly Installed the Latest MySQL Server/Client Release on Debian You will Need to Download from Oracle the Latest MySQL Community Edition Debian Package.

An Important Step to Take into Account After Installation is to Secure the MySQL Server Installation by the Proper Tool.

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  1. Download Latest MySQL Server for Debian Linux:

    Get Latest MySQL .deb 32/64bit
  2. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Latest MySQL on Debian Squeeze 6 - Open Terminal
  3. Check if MySQL is already Installed

    which mysql

    If MySQL is Already Installed then it’s Suitable to Keep the Distro Release!

  4. Installing Latest MySQL .deb

    su 

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    dpkg -i [/path/2]/mysql*debian*.deb
  5. Post-Installation Configuration

    groupadd mysql
    useradd -r -g mysql mysql
    chown -R mysql:mysql /opt/mysql
    /opt/mysql/server*/scripts/mysql_install_db --user=mysql
    chown -R root /opt/mysql
    chown -R mysql /opt/mysql/server*/data
  6. Setting the User PATH

    su [myUser]
    cd $HOME
    nano .bashrc

    Append:

    export PATH=$PATH:/opt/mysql/server-[Version]/bin

    Ctrl+X to Save & Exit from nano :)

    Load New PATH:

    source .bashrc
  7. Strongly Recommended MySQL Server Secure SetUp:

    MySQL Secure Server SetUp
  8. Starting the MySQL Server

    sudo su -c "mysqld_safe --user=mysql &"
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