I have installed MySQL on my Hardy Heron KDE4 remix after repeated efforts and that is why I thought that I should list the steps showing how to go about the task.
First of all open the terminal/konsole and type there “sudo apt-get install mysql-server ” and then press enter. You will be asked for your password and after providing password the installation will begin . In this you will also have to set up your MySQL password , so that your database remains secure .
Post installation type ” mysql -u root -p ” , you will be asked for your mysql password and after providing password , You should see the following :
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 11
Server version: 5.0.51a-3ubuntu5.1 (Ubuntu)
Type ‘help;’ or ‘\h’ for help. Type ‘\c’ to clear the buffer.
If you see the above lines ,it means you can now work on MySQL, as far as i have understood this .
Installing MySql driver :
In konsole type “apt-cache search libmysqlclient ” to find out the different library versions available.You will see text similar to the following :
libcrypt-mysql-perl – Perl module to emulate the MySQL PASSWORD() function.
ser-mysql-module – contains the MySQL database connectivity module
libmysqlclient15-dev – MySQL database development files
libmysqlclient15off – MySQL database client library
Next install the library by typing ” sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient15-dev ” on the konsole . Library will depend on the version of MySQL you are using , you can select your library from the output which comes after writing “apt-cache search libmysqlclient” and then pressing tab two times .
Install MySQL driver with the Ruby ” gem install ” command . Type ” sudo gem install mysql ” on the konsole , here you will get various options choose “mysql-2.7” or any other latest version and install it . On successful install you will get a message stating that mysql-2.7 has been Successfully installed .
Your Installation of mysql is complete .
If you are new to MySQL , like me , you can install MySQL Query Browser and MySQL Administrator from the Adept Manager or Synaptic both of which are default package managers for kubuntu and ubuntu respectively. I have installed Query Browser and Administrator from Adept Manager as I am a Kubuntu user .