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apache went well so far... but mysql is weird. I did the ./configure thing but I got a bunch of stuff and it said that it did not need to do a configure. then I typed make and just got an error make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop. and same thing for make install.
But I can't do anything, I can't start mysql. I was even playing with some of the executables and one of them told me I need to do a make install first. what the heck is going on? It should let me do the make install but it's not. and yes I'm doing it from the right folder (main mysql folder).
I noticed a few threads here with some of the issues I'm having such as the "mysql ended" when I try to start the mysqld_safe, when I try to start the mysqld I just get some error saying to read the manual about running it under root (I AM under root). Since these issues seem to be known, should I maybe use an older version, would it solve the problems?
That's the thing, I don't know what I downloaded, I just downloaded whatever mysql.com gave me. How can I tell if it's source or binnary? I don't have it installed already either. If I type mysqld out of nowhere it just says it's an invalid command. I need to go in the bin folder and use the ./ method.
Well I haven't had it crash on me, the downloadable documention has siggested compiler directives you can use when compiling to make it as stable as possible, I guess all the downloads are "use at your own risk" unless you actually pay the good folk for a license/support or whatever.
You have changed the ownerhip of the files.
The first command changed the ownership of the mysql binary to root, so only root can run it.
The second one changed the data to mysql users who are members of the group mysql, so any users who are members of the group 'mysql:' can access the data.