In this guide, we will walk you through the process of installing the MySQL server on CentOS 6.2 using the yum command. This tutorial assumes that you have a minimal installation type of CentOS 6.2 and have set up your local yum repository. However, if your server has a direct internet connection, you can use the internet CentOS yum repository instead.
Before we dive into the installation process, it’s important to understand what MySQL is and why it’s a crucial component for many web servers. MySQL is an open-source relational database management system that is widely used in web applications to store, organize, and retrieve data. It’s a key part of the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) stack, a popular open-source web development platform.
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Now, let’s get started with the installation process.
Step 1: Setting Up Local Yum Repository
Before you can install MySQL, you need to set up your local yum repository. If you’re not sure how to do this, you can follow our guide on How to Setup Local Yum Repository from CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image on CentOS 6.2.
Once you have your local yum repository set up, you can proceed with the installation of MySQL.
Step 2: Installing MySQL and MySQL Server
To install MySQL and MySQL server, you will use the yum command. Open your terminal and type the following command:
[root@centos6 ~]# yum install mysql mysql-server
This command will initiate the installation process. The system will resolve dependencies and check the transaction before starting the installation.
[root@centos6 ~]# yum install mysql mysql-server Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package mysql.i686 0:5.1.52-1.el6_0.1 will be installed ---> Package mysql-server.i686 0:5.1.52-1.el6_0.1 will be installed --> Processing Dependency: perl-DBI for package: mysql-server-5.1.52-1.el6_0.1.i686 --> Processing Dependency: perl-DBD-MySQL for package: mysql-server-5.1.52-1.el6_0.1.i686 --> Processing Dependency: perl(DBI) for package: mysql-server-5.1.52-1.el6_0.1.i686 --> Running transaction check ---> Package perl-DBD-MySQL.i686 0:4.013-3.el6 will be installed ---> Package perl-DBI.i686 0:1.609-4.el6 will be installed --> Finished Dependency Resolution Dependencies Resolved ================================================================================================= Package Arch Version Repository Size ================================================================================================= Installing: mysql i686 5.1.52-1.el6_0.1 CentOS6.2-Repository 898 k mysql-server i686 5.1.52-1.el6_0.1 CentOS6.2-Repository 8.3 M Installing for dependencies: perl-DBD-MySQL i686 4.013-3.el6 CentOS6.2-Repository 134 k perl-DBI i686 1.609-4.el6 CentOS6.2-Repository 705 k Transaction Summary ================================================================================================= Install 4 Package(s) Total download size: 10 M Installed size: 27 M Is this ok [y/N]: y Downloading Packages: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total 13 MB/s | 10 MB 00:00 Running rpm_check_debug Running Transaction Test Transaction Test Succeeded Running Transaction Installing : perl-DBI-1.609-4.el6.i686 1/4 Installing : perl-DBD-MySQL-4.013-3.el6.i686 2/4 Installing : mysql-5.1.52-1.el6_0.1.i686 3/4 Installing : mysql-server-5.1.52-1.el6_0.1.i686 4/4 Installed: mysql.i686 0:5.1.52-1.el6_0.1 mysql-server.i686 0:5.1.52-1.el6_0.1 Dependency Installed: perl-DBD-MySQL.i686 0:4.013-3.el6 perl-DBI.i686 0:1.609-4.el6 Complete!
During the installation process, you will see a list of packages that will be installed, including MySQL and MySQL server, along with their dependencies. The system will also display the total download size and the installed size.
When prompted with “Is this ok [y/N]:”, type ‘y’ and press Enter to proceed with the installation.
The system will then download the packages and run a transaction test before finally installing the packages.
Once the installation is complete, you will see a message that confirms the installed packages.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed MySQL and MySQL server on your CentOS 6.2 system.
- yum install mysql mysql-server – This command installs MySQL and MySQL server on your system.
In this tutorial, we have walked you through the process of installing MySQL and MySQL server on CentOS 6.2 using the yum command. This process involves setting up your local yum repository, initiating the installation process, resolving dependencies, and confirming the installation.
By following these steps, you can successfully install MySQL and MySQL server on your system, enabling you to store, organize, and retrieve data for your web applications.
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What is MySQL?
MySQL is an open-source relational database management system. It is widely used in web applications to store, organize, and retrieve data. It’s a key part of the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) stack, a popular open-source web development platform.
Why do I need to set up a local yum repository?
A local yum repository is required to install packages on CentOS. It contains the metadata for the available packages and enables you to install, upgrade, or remove software on your system using the yum command.
What does the ‘yum install mysql mysql-server’ command do?
The ‘yum install mysql mysql-server’ command installs MySQL and MySQL server on your CentOS system. It resolves dependencies and checks the transaction before starting the installation.
What are the dependencies for MySQL server?
The dependencies for MySQL server include perl-DBI and perl-DBD-MySQL. These are Perl modules that provide a database independent interface for Perl and a MySQL driver for the Perl5 Database Interface, respectively.
How do I confirm that MySQL and MySQL server are installed?
Once the installation is complete, the terminal will display a message confirming the installed packages. This message indicates that MySQL and MySQL server have been successfully installed on your system.