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MySQL 8 Cookbook by Karthik Appigatla

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Introduction

In this chapter, you will learn about the installing, upgrading, and downgrading steps of MySQL 8. There are five different ways to install or upgrade; the three most widely-used installation methods are covered in this chapter:

  • Software repositories (YUM or APT)
  • RPM or DEB files
  • Generic Binaries
  • Docker (not covered)
  • Source code compilation (not covered)

If you have already installed MySQL and want to upgrade, go through the upgrade steps in the Upgrade to MySQL 8 section. If your installation is corrupt, go through the uninstallation steps also in the Upgrade to MySQL 8 section.

Before installation, make a note of OS and CPU architecture. The convention followed is as follows:

MySQL Linux RPM package distribution identifiers ...

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