If you are running Mac OS X Server, a version of MySQL should already be installed. The following table shows the versions of MySQL that ship with Mac OS X Server versions.
Table 2.7 MySQL Versions Preinstalled with Mac OS X Server
|Mac OS X Server Version||MySQL Version|
The following table shows the installation layout of MySQL on Mac OS X Server.
Table 2.8 MySQL Directory Layout for Preinstalled MySQL Installations on Mac OS X Server
|Directory||Contents of Directory|
|Log files, databases|
|The mysqld server|
|Unix manual pages|
|MySQL test suite|
|Miscellaneous support files, including error messages, character set files, sample configuration files, SQL for database installation|
|Location of the MySQL Unix socket|
For more information on managing the bundled MySQL instance in Mac OS X Server 10.5, see Mac OS X Server: Web Technologies Administration For Version 10.5 Leopard.
For more information on managing the bundled MySQL instance in Mac OS X Server 10.6, see Mac OS X Server: Web Technologies Administration Version 10.6 Snow Leopard.
The MySQL server bundled with Mac OS X Server does not include the MySQL client libraries and header files required to access and use MySQL from a third-party driver, such as Perl DBI or PHP. For more information on obtaining and installing MySQL libraries, see Mac OS X Server version 10.5: MySQL libraries available for download. Alternatively, you can ignore the bundled MySQL server and install MySQL from the package or tarball installation.
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