Installation using the Red Hat Package Manager is extremely easy and painless, not to mention nearly trouble-free. A few commands, and you will be on your way…

Installing from the RPM

This is the easiest and, in my opinion, the best way to install MySQL if you are interested in immediate results. Because Red Hat is one of the most common Linux distributions, you can usually expect the RPM to get the job done. If your distribution supports this installation method, I highly recommend that you use it. It does, however, decide the default location for files, which makes you do some searching to know how your MySQL server is configured.

Installing the RPM

The RPM installation for MySQL presented in this book proceeds as follows: First, ...

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