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Old 09-25-2003, 07:07 PM   #1
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Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9
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MySQL Server Install. >_< Slack may be culprate

Ok, basicly I was a linux newb a while ago and I installed slack. I did rmeber puting in compete install. But as I go along.. Im like I think Ill make a webserver. Apache dosn't work. Ok I isntall apache, Hrm I might aswell get php and MySQL as I go along *install PHP* Goes good. Ill install Mysql.... MISING Fileutils and some other progam... thats reqiured.. And PERL!!!!!

Well I go insane for about a week trying to do it, as it goes on I felt that KDE Is wayyy to chunky for me. and how i did do a compete install I switch to gnome... Im like sure Ill just update it what the hell. I found a speical Slack Gnome for called Dropline Gnome. So im like Ok Ill go for that.. File im missing to install PERL... Im like ugh..... Maybe its on my old distro cd... I poke around.. soon enough I find it and install..... Ok. Now This Dropline Gnome is hapy now... im like YAY! So I go and install. Now I go into a new TTYL (forgot exact) Ok. Now I go I bet I can install that server RPM.... Gives me same error. Needs FileUtil I poke around my slack distro and there it was I installed that. and it still gives me the same crap. I mean I can type the perl -help command and it pops up fine. And SH utils are installed. So

MYSQL is giving me crap these things are INSTALLED! Even though IT should have been installed with the distro... Im installing SQL 4.0 ..... Any Ideas why the distro gave me problems... and why Mysql Refuses to cooperate?

EDIT: This isnt a slack probelm, its mainly a SQL probelm but kinda both 2 in the same. So dont think the title makes it go in distros... sory about that.... *edits*

Last edited by Psyman014; 09-25-2003 at 07:13 PM.
Old 09-25-2003, 07:56 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Distribution: Redhat v8.0 (soon to be Fedora? or maybe I will just go back to Slackware)
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well, I would recommend using Slack's package management system to simplify things, and then I would use whatever version of MySQL is included with Slack 9 instead of what you get from

Package Management is your friend... be it .RPM or .DEB or .TGZ. I always recommend using it unless you have a very SPECIFIC need to use something else. Its been a long time since I have used Slack, but I remember it being rock-solid but maybe not the best for a newb.

You will learn more about system internals with Slack or Debian, but you will need more patience for sure. Just a suggestion, but if you would prefer to "get things done" instead of learning "what makes thing tick", then stick with Red Hat, Mandrake, or SuSE.

Old 09-25-2003, 08:42 PM   #3
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Im naturaly impationt. Im only 14 heh. I managed to get most down. I figure out how stuff works. Trust me. lol. But RPM says needs required folders... thats my problem. By the way al my other installs are .tar.gz so I do it manulay just to learn... so SHHH about me being impationt.

So anyway package manager.. hrm..

And redhat? I refuse.. lol.


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