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Old 12-01-2005, 08:14 AM   #1
uv2005
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MySql problem


Hello. I am very new to Linux and unix, conerting from XP. I've installed Suse 9.2 with KDE desktop. I am trying to install MySQL, and downloaded version 5.0. I have extracted the files, and tried to follow the installation text file instruction, but I can't even perform the first two commands:
shell> groupadd mysql
shell> useradd -g mysql mysql
(For both I get "command not found").

Any clue what I should do, or a good reference to easily do it? Sorry if I sound very amateur.
Many thanks.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 08:24 AM   #2
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hmm, i know for a fact that those commands should exist... there has to be a larger problem at hand if you say the command 'useradd' does not exist... however those commands do need to be ran as root, so type 'su' (no quotes) at a prompt to temporarily log in as root, then 'exit' to get back.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 08:27 AM   #3
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what you could do, is look if a RPM package exists for mysql on suse 9.x and run that one from yast

but then again, I'm not so in to linux myself yet. lol
So don't pin me down on this

GreetZzZz
 
Old 12-01-2005, 05:32 PM   #4
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agree with fatrandy13, try executing those commands as root -- meaning after you have run mysql as root.

Code:
su
enter your password when prompted, then try running mysql,

good luck!
 
Old 12-01-2005, 05:55 PM   #5
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uv2005,

If the above fails, try to log in as root using;

Code:
su -
The (-) will ensure you inherit root's path.

Regards,
Kristijan
 
  


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