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Old 07-07-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
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How do I start mysql in Ubuntu?

Hi, after I learn about the /etc/init.d directory and found many other service but there is one service that was not found which is mysql. In yellowdog I solve this problem by going to the GUI window and check the service. Does anybody know where can I start it?
Old 07-07-2005, 04:27 PM   #2
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Well if it isn't there, you may want to first add extra repositories, and then run (in terminal):
$ sudo apt-get install mysql
This will install mysql onto your Ubuntu system. From there it's a matter of either looking around for it, looking on the mySQL site (Linux documentation may say where it goes), or you can just ask someone else how to start it! Sorry I can't be of more help,

Old 07-12-2005, 05:27 AM   #3
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Interestingly enough, when you install MySQL, it's automatically configured to run at boot! Not much to worry about there
Old 07-12-2005, 06:25 AM   #4
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are you sure you installed the mysql server on not only the mysql client?
Old 07-12-2005, 09:47 AM   #5
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Hi, thank you very much for the help from the forum.
I've left out the installation of mysql-server, that's why I was not able to start it.


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