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MySQL in a Nutshell by Russell J.T. Dyer

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Novell NetWare Distributions

If your server is using Novell NetWare 6.0 or above, and the required Novell support packs have been installed, you can install MySQL on it. For Version 6.0 of NetWare, you need to have Support Pack 4 installed and updated along with the current version of LibC. For Version 6.5 of NetWare, Support Pack 2 needs to be installed and updated along with the current version of LibC. You can obtain support packs from Novell’s site (http://support.novell.com). You can find the latest version of LibC at http://developer.novell.com/ndk/libc.htm. Another requirement for installing MySQL is that the MySQL server and data be installed on an NSS volume.

If an older version of MySQL is already installed and running on your server, you need to shut down the MySQL service before installing and running the newer version. You can do this from the server console like so:

mysqladmin -u root shutdown

Next you need to log on to the server from a client that has access to the location (SYS:MYSQL) where MySQL is to be installed. Unpack the compressed binary package to that location. When the zip file has finished unpacking, you can establish a search path for the directory that holds the MySQL NLM’s by entering the following from the server console:

SEARCH ADD SYS:MYSQL\BIN

At this point, MySQL is basically installed. Now you need to generate the initial privileges or grant tables. You can do this by entering the following from the server console:

.\scripts\mysql_install_db

The mysql_install_db ...

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