Thanks for the fast reply. Really appreciate it. I ran the configuration part again and this is what I got:
NOTE: This is a MySQL binary distribution. It's ready to run, you don't
need to configure it!
To help you a bit, I am now going to create the needed MySQL databases
and start the MySQL server for you. If you run into any trouble, please
consult the MySQL manual, that you can find in the Docs directory.
Installing all prepared tables
040720 9:40:19 ./bin/mysqld: Shutdown Complete
To start mysqld at boot time you have to copy support-files/mysql.server
to the right place for your system
PLEASE REMEMBER TO SET A PASSWORD FOR THE MySQL root USER !
This is done with:
./bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'new-password'
./bin/mysqladmin -u root -h localhost.localdomain password 'new-password'
See the manual for more instructions.
NOTE: If you are upgrading from a MySQL <= 3.22.10 you should run
the ./bin/mysql_fix_privilege_tables. Otherwise you will not be
able to use the new GRANT command!
You can start the MySQL daemon with:
cd . ; ./bin/safe_mysqld &
You can test the MySQL daemon with the benchmarks in the 'sql-bench' directory:
cd sql-bench ; run-all-tests
Please report any problems with the ./bin/mysqlbug script!
The latest information about MySQL is available on the web at
Support MySQL by buying support/licenses at https://order.mysql.com
Starting the mysqld server. You can test that it is up and running
with the command:
[root@localhost mysql-3.23.58-pc-linux-i686]# chown: `mysql': invalid user
Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /software/mysql-3.23.58-pc-linux-i686/data
040720 09:40:19 mysqld ended
Thank you very much.