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MySQL Installation Guide


This is the MySQL Installation Guide from the MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual.

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Document generated on: 2024-07-18 (revision: 79064)

Table of Contents

Preface and Legal Notices
1 Installing MySQL
2 General Installation Guidance
2.1 Supported Platforms
2.2 Which MySQL Version and Distribution to Install
2.3 How to Get MySQL
2.4 Verifying Package Integrity Using MD5 Checksums or GnuPG
2.4.1 Verifying the MD5 Checksum
2.4.2 Signature Checking Using GnuPG
2.4.3 Signature Checking Using Gpg4win for Windows
2.4.4 Signature Checking Using RPM
2.4.5 GPG Public Build Key for Archived Packages
2.5 Installation Layouts
2.6 Compiler-Specific Build Characteristics
3 Installing MySQL on Unix/Linux Using Generic Binaries
4 Installing MySQL from Source
4.1 Source Installation Methods
4.2 Source Installation Prerequisites
4.3 MySQL Layout for Source Installation
4.4 Installing MySQL Using a Standard Source Distribution
4.5 Installing MySQL Using a Development Source Tree
4.6 Configuring SSL Library Support
4.7 MySQL Source-Configuration Options
4.8 Dealing with Problems Compiling MySQL
4.9 MySQL Configuration and Third-Party Tools
4.10 Generating MySQL Doxygen Documentation Content
5 Installing MySQL on Microsoft Windows
5.1 MySQL Installation Layout on Microsoft Windows
5.2 Choosing an Installation Package
5.3 MySQL Installer for Windows
5.3.1 MySQL Installer Initial Setup
5.3.2 Setting Alternative Server Paths with MySQL Installer
5.3.3 Installation Workflows with MySQL Installer
5.3.4 MySQL Installer Product Catalog and Dashboard
5.3.5 MySQL Installer Console Reference
5.4 Installing MySQL on Microsoft Windows Using a noinstall ZIP Archive
5.4.1 Extracting the Install Archive
5.4.2 Creating an Option File
5.4.3 Selecting a MySQL Server Type
5.4.4 Initializing the Data Directory
5.4.5 Starting the Server for the First Time
5.4.6 Starting MySQL from the Windows Command Line
5.4.7 Customizing the PATH for MySQL Tools
5.4.8 Starting MySQL as a Windows Service
5.4.9 Testing The MySQL Installation
5.5 Troubleshooting a Microsoft Windows MySQL Server Installation
5.6 Windows Postinstallation Procedures
5.7 Windows Platform Restrictions
6 Installing MySQL on macOS
6.1 General Notes on Installing MySQL on macOS
6.2 Installing MySQL on macOS Using Native Packages
6.3 Installing and Using the MySQL Launch Daemon
6.4 Installing and Using the MySQL Preference Pane
7 Installing MySQL on Linux
7.1 Installing MySQL on Linux Using the MySQL Yum Repository
7.2 Installing MySQL on Linux Using the MySQL APT Repository
7.3 Installing MySQL on Linux Using the MySQL SLES Repository
7.4 Installing MySQL on Linux Using RPM Packages from Oracle
7.5 Installing MySQL on Linux Using Debian Packages from Oracle
7.6 Deploying MySQL on Linux with Docker Containers
7.6.1 Basic Steps for MySQL Server Deployment with Docker
7.6.2 More Topics on Deploying MySQL Server with Docker
7.6.3 Deploying MySQL on Windows and Other Non-Linux Platforms with Docker
7.7 Installing MySQL on Linux from the Native Software Repositories
7.8 Installing MySQL on Linux with Juju
7.9 Managing MySQL Server with systemd
8 Installing MySQL on Solaris
8.1 Installing MySQL on Solaris Using a Solaris PKG
9 Postinstallation Setup and Testing
9.1 Initializing the Data Directory
9.2 Starting the Server
9.2.1 Troubleshooting Problems Starting the MySQL Server
9.3 Testing the Server
9.4 Securing the Initial MySQL Account
9.5 Starting and Stopping MySQL Automatically
10 Upgrading MySQL
10.1 Before You Begin
10.2 Upgrade Paths
10.3 Upgrade Best Practices
10.4 What the MySQL Upgrade Process Upgrades
10.5 Changes in MySQL 8.0
10.6 Preparing Your Installation for Upgrade
10.7 Upgrading MySQL Binary or Package-based Installations on Unix/Linux
10.8 Upgrading MySQL with the MySQL Yum Repository
10.9 Upgrading MySQL with the MySQL APT Repository
10.10 Upgrading MySQL with the MySQL SLES Repository
10.11 Upgrading MySQL on Windows
10.12 Upgrading a Docker Installation of MySQL
10.13 Upgrade Troubleshooting
10.14 Rebuilding or Repairing Tables or Indexes
10.15 Copying MySQL Databases to Another Machine
11 Downgrading MySQL
12 Environment Variables
13 Perl Installation Notes
13.1 Installing Perl on Unix
13.2 Installing ActiveState Perl on Windows
13.3 Problems Using the Perl DBI/DBD Interface