How-to Install Latest MySQL Server/Client on Linux Mint 16 Petra 32/64bit Easy Guide

March 9th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Latest MySQL 5.7+ on Linux Mint 16 Petra 32/64bit




The Tutorial Shows You How-to Get Always Freshly Installed the Latest MySQL 5.7.X on Linux Mint 16 Petra Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce i386/amd64.

Sometimes You should Easily getting installed the Latest MySQL Version Simply by the Apt Ubuntu Repos but that’s Not Ever True.

So to Get Constantly Installed the Latest MySQL Server/Client Release on Linux Mint 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/Ubuntu Linux:

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

    Install Latest MySQL on Linux Mint 16 Petra - Open Terminal
  3. Installing GDebi Package Installer

    sudo su

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

    apt-get install gdebi
  4. Installing MySQL .deb

    gdebi [/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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