12.Configuring MySQL

In this chapter, we'll follow up on the brief introduction to configuration you received in Chapter 1, “Installing MySQL.” We'll cover the various configuration options, with a special section on internationalization.

We will cover the following:

• Setting MySQL configuration options

• Multi-install configuration options

• Configuring for internationalization

Setting MySQL Configuration Options

As you will have seen throughout this book, many of the MySQL programs have configuration options. These can be specified on the command line, but in many cases they can also be specified via an options file. A single options file can be used to specify default command-line options for several of the MySQL programs, ...

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