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MySQL on Slackware

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by Enigma, Jan 29, 2002.

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  1. Enigma

    Enigma Thread Starter

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    ARGH!!!

    I'm getting really annoyed at this!
    Slackware is a brilliant build of Linux, but you can't install anything!

    RPM's simply do not work and when you try to compile things it's just as bad.

    Ok, apache was great, that compiled beautifully.
    MySQL completely sh*ts itself when you try to start it and as a result you can't compile PHP to use MySQL.
    Tell me, what's the use of PHP if you can't have MySQL?

    Anyone got any bright ideas?
    Cheers!
     
  2. Gibble

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    I installed on slackware without a problem, download the tarballs and extract "tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz" into your /usr/local directory. Then do the follow the instructions for each.

    ./configure
    make
    make intall

    is the normal routine. As for RPMs don't even try, they just mess things up if your system isn't setup just right. Installing from the source always tends to be the smoothest approach.
     
  3. MikeV

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    You could always check out www.linuxpackages.net as well. There's a good chance they'll have the software you want, but in "slackpacks" so you can issue 1 command to install:

    installpkg <packagename.tgz>

    -M
     
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