I looked around on the MySQL site and could only find this file:
to download and attempt to install, it isn't the file quoted (barring version number) on the sites I've been using as a HowTo guide that talk about files like this:
where you then have to do a ./configure command followed by some arguments and then "make" and "make install".
Anyway I ran "tar -zxf mysql-5.0.45-linux-x86_64-icc-glibc23.tar.gz" and then changed into the resultant directory, and just to see what would happen I then ran ./configure, and got this message back:
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.
which seemed encouraging, but it continued with this:
./scripts/mysql_install_db: line 118: ./bin/my_print_defaults: cannot execute binary file
Neither host 'properganda' nor 'localhost' could be looked up with
Please configure the 'hostname' command to return a correct
If you want to solve this at a later stage, restart this script
with the --force option
I don't know where to go from here, my box does of course have a hostname along the lines of "properganda.box.net".
Can anyone say helpful things about this?