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Old 03-13-2006, 05:11 AM   #1
tjgadu
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mysql on debian sarge


I tried to install mysql on debian and found out that mysql packages were not included in the cds as in Fedora..

I did some reserch on the net and got two packages from the debian website (client and server packages). however Im getting problems to install them.

Have I missed any important package that needed to be installed along with the client and the server package?

Where can I eventually find (on the net) a complete mysql package, preferably one that has already been converted for debian(.deb)

thnx!
 
Old 03-13-2006, 08:52 AM   #2
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Can't you use the software on http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.0.html?

Can you tell me what is going wrong? The client (mysql) and server (mysqld) should suffice, except if you're
connecting to MySql from websites, programs (Java, C++, etc), in which case you might need additional drivers/tools.

Do you get any error messages?
Have you confirmed that the server is running? The client won't work if the server isn't running or is inaccessible.
 
Old 03-13-2006, 01:51 PM   #3
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mysql on debian sarge

here are the errors I'm getting when trying to start mysql:

Thierry:/etc/rc.d/init.d# mysqld start
060312 22:55:27 Warning: Can't create test file /var/lib/mysql/Thierry.lower-test
mysqld: Can't change dir to '/var/lib/mysql/' (Errcode: 2)
060312 22:55:27 Aborting

060312 22:55:27 mysqld: Shutdown Complete

any idea about what could be the problem?
 
Old 03-13-2006, 03:08 PM   #4
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Try this guide to do the install.
 
Old 03-13-2006, 07:19 PM   #5
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