1.Installing MySQL

In this chapter, we will see how to install MySQL and set it up for normal use. In this chapter, we will cover the following:

• Installing on Linux

• Installing on Windows

• Installing on OS X

• Configuring your system

• Setting the root password

• Deleting anonymous accounts

We will begin by installing MySQL on your system. If you already have a copy of MySQL 4.1 or above installed, you can skip ahead to the section “Setting the Root Password

You should first download the version of MySQL that is appropriate for your system. MySQL is available either as source code or as a binary distribution for most systems. If you are learning to use MySQL, we recommend that you download the binary for your system because it ...

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