Trying to Install MySQL Please help!


#1

I’m trying to follow this guide http://www.sgsosu.net/nmetro/pdf_view.php?link=/nmetro/Docs/Installation_of_Request_Tracker.pdf

And it’s so frustrating. Can someone help me get through the step of installing MySQL??

I’m issuing these commands per the instructions:

Download MySQL from http://www.mysql.org, and issue the following commands:
tar -xzf mysql-4.1.15
cd mysql-4.1.5
./configure –prefix=/usr/local/mysql --with-innodb –enable-thread-safe-client
–enable-ssl
make
make test
make install

The third long command doesn’t work. Can someone help issuing these commands with the correct grammar since the instructions don’t work?

I’m using Ubuntu Server 16.04. Is this the correct version of linux or should I be using something else?


#2

I’m trying to follow this guide http://www.sgsosu.net/nmetro/pdf_view.php?link=/nmetro/Docs/Installation_of_Request_Tracker.pdf

Seeing by the date on the front page, that guide was last updated more
than a decade ago. I’m not surprised it has bitrotted.

And it’s so frustrating. Can someone help me get through the step of installing MySQL??

I’m using Ubuntu Server 16.04. Is this the correct version of linux or should I be using something else?

You should:

sudo apt install mysql-server

There’s no need to compile it from scratch.

  • Alex