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How to install mysql server using RPM?

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I am trying installing Mysql server using RPM bundle

rpm -i MySQL-server-5.6.16-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
rpm -i MySQL-client-5.6.16-1.el6.x86_64.rpm

The server RPM places data under the /var/lib/mysql directory. The RPM also creates a login account for a user named mysql (if one does not exist) to use for running the MySQL server, and creates the appropriate entries in /etc/init.d/ to start the server automatically at boot time. (This means that if you have performed a previous installation and have made changes to its startup script, you may want to make a copy of the script so that you do not lose it when you install a newer RPM.

When I checked /var/lib I found none for mysql, any thoughts?

posted Mar 3, 2014 by Abhay Kulkarni

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Issue mysql at the command prompt and let me know and also post the output of ls /var/lib
I seem to recall that Oracle's Debian -server package included the clients already. You may not need to install the -client package if the same goes for the RPMs.

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