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Old 08-21-2009, 02:36 AM   #1
cjagdish69
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mysql binary installation on RHEL 5


I want to install binary i.e. rpm package of mysql on RHEL 5 server.

The default location of this mysql rpm is /var/lib/mysql. But in my case i have kept only 8 GB to / partition & my database size is more. Is is possible to install mysql with other location, say /home/mysqldata(which is not a user) using the same binaries ?

- jagdish
 
Old 08-21-2009, 02:51 AM   #2
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Greetingz!
I think you're looking for the "--prefix" option of RPM. At least, if I want to change the "root" that an RPM package assumes, I use that.
Be warned, the package may expect a $prefix/var, $prefix/etc, and $prefix/usr directory where ever you point it at!

Hope this helps!
 
  


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