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MySQL® Administrator's Guide by MySQL AB

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2 Installing MySQL

This chapter describes how to obtain and install MySQL:

1.   Determine whether your platform is supported. Please note that not all supported systems are equally good for running MySQL on them. On some it is much more robust and efficient than others. See Section 2.1.1, “Operating Systems Supported by MySQL,” for details.

2.   Choose which distribution to install. Several versions of MySQL are available, and most are available in several distribution formats. You can choose from pre-packaged distributions containing binary (precompiled) programs or source code. When in doubt, use a binary distribution. We also provide public access to our current source tree for those who want to see our most recent developments and help ...

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