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Old 09-07-2003, 07:45 PM   #1
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MySQL Installation ?

So i've got the HTTPD/PHP server running just fine. Last portion of this project is to get MySQL installed and properly configured. I'm a little confused about what's going on for the following reasons..

When looking in the services config window i see that mysql does indeed exist, and that it is set to run on boot. Alright, so when i check from a CLI and do a rpm -qa | grep mysql i see that no MySQL rpm's exist on the system.. Hmm, ok.

So i figure that MySQL probably isn't installed/configured right so i decide to just get a new RPM from Redhat. So i downloaded php-mysql-4.2.2-17.i386.rpm and attempted to install via the rpm -i php-mysql-4.2.2-17.i386.rpm command

[root@localhost tmp]# rpm -i php-mysql-4.2.2-17.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by php-mysql-4.2.2-17
php = 4.2.2-17 is needed by php-mysql-4.2.2-17

Alright so before i start to dive into the hellish world of dependencies i wanted to check if i'm doing things correctly, or perhaps i'm overlooking something.

Any help is appreciated,

RH 8.0
Old 09-07-2003, 09:25 PM   #2
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Looks like you've got a couple of problems here. First, I doubt you have the mysql server installed. The command you typed should have a listing like mysql-3.23.56-1.9, or some similar version. The first thing I would do would be to download the server rpms and go from there. Which leads me to my second point.

It looks like the RPM you've got there isn't for the MySQL server, but for php-mysql (I think that is a client adapter which allows php/mysql to work together). The dependancy failure you've listed tells me the mysql(client) isn't installed, or it's not installed in the place the rpm is expecting it. My guess is the former, and that you probably need the mysql client libraries installed (I think this is mostly driver/interface material). You'll need to do this after the server install from the first paragraph.

After these steps, you should have all the pieces in place. Good Luck.
Old 09-07-2003, 09:46 PM   #3
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Perfect response Gizmo! Looks like after installing the client everything is working~!

Thanks a million


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