How to Install Latest MySQL on Ubuntu 14.04

March 9, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing

  1. 2. Downloading MySQL Server

    Download Latest MySQL Server for Ubuntu

    Latest MySQL .deb 32/64-bit
  2. 3. Installing MySQL Server

    Then to Install MySQL Server
    First, access the Download location by default with:

    cd ~/Downloads

    To Check it’s there List the contents with:

    ls . | grep mysql

    The grep Command refine the output List showing only the Entries matching the Keyword.
    But if you are in Trouble to Find the Location on Terminal then See: How to Access Downloads Folder from Browser.

    sudo apt install ./mysql*debian*.deb

    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
  3. 4. Setting Up PATH

    So then again to Set the User PATH
    Run in succession the following Commands:

    su `whoami`
    cd  
    nano .bashrc

    Append:

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

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano :)

    Load the New PATH with:

    bash
  4. 5. Launching MySQL Server

    In case to Start the MySQL Server
    Run:

    sudo su -c "mysqld_safe --user=mysql &"
  5. 6. MySQL Server Secure SetUp

    Strongly Recommended MySQL Server Secure SetUp

    MySQL Secure Server SetUp

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