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MySQL® Administrator’s Guide and Language Reference by MySQL AB

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2 Installing and Upgrading MySQL

This chapter describes how to obtain and install MySQL. A summary of the procedure follows and later sections provide the details. If you plan to upgrade an existing version of MySQL to a newer version rather than install MySQL for the first time, see Section 2.10, “Upgrading MySQL,” for information about upgrade procedures and about issues that you should consider before upgrading.

1.  Determine whether your platform is supported. Please note that not all supported systems are equally suitable for running MySQL. On some platforms 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 ...

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