Oracle Corporation provides a set of binary distributions of
MySQL. In addition to binaries provided in platform-specific
package formats, we offer binary distributions for a number of
platforms in the form of compressed tar files
.tar.gz files). See
Section 2.9, “Standard MySQL Installation from a Binary Distribution”. For Windows
distributions, see Section 2.10, “Installing MySQL on Microsoft Windows”.
If you want to compile MySQL from a source distribution, see Section 2.17, “Installing MySQL from Source”. To compile a debug version of MySQL, see Section 2.17.3, “MySQL Source-Configuration Options” for options that enable debugging.