The next several sections cover the installation of MySQL on platforms where we offer packages using the native packaging format of the respective platform. (This is also known as performing a binary installation.) However, binary distributions of MySQL are available for many other platforms as well. See Section 2.16, “Installing MySQL on Unix/Linux Using Generic Binaries”, for generic installation instructions for these packages that apply to all platforms.
See Section 2.4, “Notes for MySQL Community Server”, for more information on what other binary distributions are available and how to obtain them.