I need to install a new version of MySQL on my server. I have two choices: Source install or Binary install (yes rpm is an option too). I am using linux centOS 4.* as an operating system for an Intel processor.
I have always wanted to install from source, but since the packages off of MySQL's website are compiled with Intel based processors, then I guess I should get a binary.
The binary packages can be found off of MySQL's developer website. I have a handful of options to choose from:
# Linux (non RPM packages)
# Linux (non RPM, Intel C/C++ compiled, glibc-2.3)
# Linux x86 generic RPM (statically linked against glibc 2.2.5)
# Linux x86 generic RPM (dynamically linked)
Since I am using centOS -- which pretty much the same as fedora -- which is pretty much the same as redhat, then is this an option?
# Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 RPM (x86)
Here is the link to the download page:
Which one do I choose? What's the difference between the statically linked and dynamically linked binary?