How-to Install Latest MySQL Server/Client on Mageia 4 32/64-bit Linux Easy Guide

April 4, 2014 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Latest MySQL 5.7+ on Mageia 4 32/64-bit

The Tutorial Shows You How-to Get Always Freshly Installed the Latest MySQL 5.7.X on Mageia 4 Desktop KDE/Gnome Linux i686/x8664.

Take Note: to Successfully Install the Latest MySQL Server on Mageia 4 You will Need to Remove the Existing MariaDB Installation!

The Latest MySQL Server/Client Installation Process Shold Work also on the Others Mageia 1/2/3/4 Releases.

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 Mageia You will Need to Download from Oracle the Latest MySQL Community Edition Package.

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

Install Latest MySQL on Mageia 4 - Featured
  1. Download Latest MySQL Bundle for Red Hat Linux:

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

    Install Latest MySQL on Mageia 4 - Open Terminal
  3. Extract MySQL Rpm

    cd /[path/2]/mysql*.rpm-bundle.tar
    tar xvf mysql*.rpm-bundle.tar
  4. Removing MariaDB Package

    Important: Carefully Copy All the Removed Orphaned Packages List to Re-Install them Later!


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

    urpme --auto-orphans mariadb-common-core
  5. Then Re-Install the Orphaned Packages

    Remove from the List All the Entries Containing “mariadb”


    urpmi amarok-utils-2.8.0-2.mga4.x8664 \
     ffmpeg-2.0.2-2.mga4.x8664 \
     ifuse-1.1.2-3.mga4.x8664 \
     iwlwifi-agn-ucode-20140119-1.mga4.nonfree.noarch \
     kde4-audiocd-4.11.4-1.mga4.x8664 \
     lib64aio1-0.3.109-5.mga4.x8664 \
     lib64amarok-sqlcollection1-2.8.0-2.mga4.x8664 \
     lib64amarok-transcoding1-2.8.0-2.mga4.x8664 \
     lib64amarokcore1-2.8.0-2.mga4.x8664 \
     lib64amaroklib1-2.8.0-2.mga4.x8664 \
     lib64amarokocsclient4-2.8.0-2.mga4.x8664 \
     lib64amarokpud1-2.8.0-2.mga4.x8664 \
     lib64amarokshared1-2.8.0-2.mga4.x8664 \
     lib64audiocdplugins4-4.11.4-1.mga4.x8664 \
     lib64kcompactdisc4-4.11.4-1.mga4.x8664 \
     lib64lastfm1-1.0.8-2.mga4.x8664 \
     lib64loudmouth-1_0-1.4.3-12.mga4.x8664 \
     lib64mygpo-qt1-1.0.7-2.mga4.x8664 \
     lib64ofa0-0.9.3-17.mga4.x8664 \
     lib64tag-extras1-1.0.1-8.mga4.x8664 \
     qtscriptbindings-0.2.0-4.mga4.x8664 \
     ralink-firmware-20140119-1.mga4.nonfree.noarch \
  6. Installing MySQL Rpm’s

    urpmi ./mysql*.rpm
  7. Strongly Recommended MySQL Server Secure SetUp:

    MySQL Secure Server SetUp
  8. Starting the MySQL Server

    mysqld_safe --user=mysql &
  9. Testing MySQL root Access

    mysql -uroot -p

    Troubleshooting Access Denied for User root:

    Resetting MySQL root Password

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