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2.8.2 Installing MySQL on HP-UX Using DEPOT Packages

The HP-UX DEPOT format packages can be installed using the swinstall command. You should install the ncurses and zlib libraries before installing the MySQL DEPOT package. You can use the free software depothelper tool to install these packages and any dependencies for you automatically.

To install using the MySQL DEPOT packages, follow this guide:

  1. Download the MySQL DEPOT package from You must uncompress the package before installation:

    root-shell> gunzip mysql-5.1.48-hpux11.31-ia64-64bit.depot.gz
  2. Install the DEPOT package using swinstall:

    root-shell> swinstall -s mysql-5.1.49-hpux11.31-ia64-64bit.depot

    MySQL will be installed into a directory matching the depot package name, within /usr/local. For convenience, you may want to create a symbolic link to the installed directory, for example:

    root-shell> ln -s mysql-5.1.49-hpux11.31-ia64-64bit mysql
  3. Your package is now installed. You should complete the configuration of MySQL by creating a user and group:

    root-shell> /usr/sbin/groupadd mysql
    root-shell> /usr/sbin/useradd -g mysql -d /var/lib/mysql/ -s /bin/false mysql
  4. Create the standard database using the new user/group you have created, and set the permissions:

    root-shell> cd /usr/local/
    root-shell> scripts/mysql_install_db --user=mysql
    root-shell> chown -R root .
    root-shell> chown -R mysql data
  5. Finally, secure your new installation by setting the root passwords, and then start your MySQL server using the mysql user:

    root-shell> mysql_secure_installation
    root-shell> mysqld_safe --user=mysql &

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