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Old 10-05-2003, 08:12 PM   #1
eggeman
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windows yesterday linux today


Ok wasnt sure which area newbie or here.
I just for the first time ever saw a linux system and it happens to be my own went and bought redhat9 instal went fine after a new cdrom was installed now for a few questions. I am trying to install MySQL but i see the directions say
cd to and ./configure ( what is this )
what does "cd" mean ?
Where does the line ./configure go?
ill add more wuestions after this gets figured out i only want to run 2 programs 1 is MySQL then the other is VerliHub which a p2p server for direct connect but with that i need to create a database. someone help me out please
what about a line like this where would i put this ?
To extract gzip-1.2.4.tar and compile the sources
do:

tar xvf gzip-1.2.4.tar
cd gzip-1.2.4
./configure
make


This is the kinda things im getting really lost on


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Old 10-05-2003, 09:38 PM   #2
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cd means "change directory".

./configure means "run the script in the current directory (.) named 'configure'.

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Old 10-05-2003, 09:48 PM   #3
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If you aren't meaning to compile from source, you may have the wrong package.
Perhaps you only want the 3 RPMs under i386?
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2...at%20Linux%209
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:45 PM   #4
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sigh

ok i downloaded the "rpms" not sure what those are i double clicked on them and they installed. But i still have a the same issue i dont know how to install mysql is there a easy to follow website with simple instruction cant stress the word simple enough.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 11:23 PM   #5
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i downloaded the "rpms" not sure what those are i double clicked on them and they installed.
You should have mysql installed then.
If you type 'which mysql' in a terminal window does it return a path?
If there is no path, it is not installed. If there is a path, it is installed and your question changes from how do I install mysql to how do I use mysql.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 12:03 AM   #6
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is this what you meant ?

[bill@localhost bill]$ which mysql
/usr/bin/mysql
[bill@localhost bill]$

If so what would come next ?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 12:14 AM   #7
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/usr/bin/mysql
Yes, that means you do have mysql installed on your system.

http://www.mysql.com/documentation/index.html
would be a good place to start.

Or
http://www.onlamp.com/onlamp/general/mysql.csp
 
Old 10-06-2003, 12:56 AM   #8
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well thanks for the help im either just to tired or dont have the know how to figure this out. Will try again tomorrow thank you for the help. I get the feeling i may have wasted my time and money this is becoming to difficult just to run a free server
 
Old 10-06-2003, 06:21 PM   #9
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Persist! Be aware that MySql is a command line deal -- it isn't as GUI friendly as MS Access etc etc. There may be a front end for it but I'm not aware of one.

I recommend buying yourself a Linux for Newbies book -- it is powerful and you won't regret it once you get the hang of it.

Also, be aware of the HOWTO set of documents (search in google for HOWTO mysql.) Or go to mysql.com and read the documentation there.

Caveat, if you're trying to get something (especially a server) set up quickly, you might be best using windoze in the meantime. If you set up your linux box without really understanding what you're doing, you may end up with a really inefficient / insecure system.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 07:50 PM   #10
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hi

there is a very popular front end for running websites with mysql called phpmyadmin - phpmyadmin.sf.net.

i know its a steep learning curve for windows people esp. if you can persist and not get frustrated do spend some time on it

tldp.org has very good docs. your distros docs would have some pointers too like redhat.com/docs

regards
rahul sundaram
 
Old 10-06-2003, 11:21 PM   #11
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Originally posted by bluefire
Persist! Be aware that MySql is a command line deal -- it isn't as GUI friendly as MS Access etc etc. There may be a front end for it but I'm not aware of one.
The MySQL people have MySQL Control Center, which is quite nice. Others exist.

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