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How to install mysql 5 on Solaris 8

 

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Question:

I need to install mysql (version 5.0) on a Solaris box. It is Solaris 8 on a Sparc, 32 bit.

Answer:

First you need to download the proper package:

mysql-standard-5.0.22-solaris8-sparc.pkg.gz

You can find links to download on
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.0.html

Unzip it.

Before you can install this package, you need to create a mysql user and a mysql group. I also needed to create some folders and give this new user mysql access to it.

See the script below:

groupadd mysql
useradd -g mysql mysql
mkdir /var/mysql
chgrp -R mysql /var/mysql
chmod -R 770 /var/mysql
pkgadd -d mysql_solaris.pkg

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