How to Install Latest MySQL Server/Client on Debian Wheezy 7 Easy Guide

March 9, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Install the Latest MySQL on Debian Wheezy 7 32/64-bit

The Tutorial shows you How to Get Always Freshly Installed the Latest MySQL 5.7.X on Debian Wheezy 7 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

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

    Install the Latest MySQL on Debian Wheezy 7 - 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.


    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    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]
    nano .bashrc


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

    Ctrl+X to Save & Exit from nano :)

    Load New PATH:

  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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