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Compile MySQL in Ubuntu
For some reasons you may need to compile mysql server from the source in linux. in our case ubuntu. Below is a simple tutorial to acheive that. Ubuntu 14.04 and MySQL server 5.6 has been used
    • Pre-installation:
      • Make sure you install cmake, build-essential and bison
    • Go to and choose Source Code from the selection, then download Generic Linux (Architecture Independent), Compressed TAR Archive, which normally is at the bottom of list of files to download from.
      • On terminal, cd to download folder
      • sudo tar xvzf mysql* -C /usr/local/src
        Now, files are unzipped in /usr/local/src
      • cd /usr/local/src/mysql*
      • To compile the MySQL source, there are lot of options you can choose when configuring your server, you can get more info from mysql website, some of these:
        Most of these are self-explanatory, and make sure you do these commands at one go.
      • sudo make install
    • Post-installation
      • sudo addgroup --system mysql then add user by typing
        sudo adduser --system mysql --no-create-home -ingroup mysql
      • cd /usr/local/mysql
      • cd /usr/local/mysql
      • sudo chown -R root .
      • sudo chown -R mysql:mysql data
      • sudo scripts/mysql_install_db --user=mysql
      • sudo cp support-files/my*.cnf /etc/my.cnf
      • sudo cp ./support-files/mysql.server /etc/init.d/mysql.server
      • sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/mysql.server
      • For simplicity use defaults to start/stop
        sudo update-rc.d mysql.server defaults
      • Now start the server
        sudo ./bin/mysqld_safe &
      • Now check if its running ps -e | grep mysql* , you will see process numbers as well as the owner
      • To secure your server
        sudo ./bin/mysql_secure_installation and follow instructions
      • Other programs to find its libraries, elevate the user as a root
        sudo -i
        sudo echo "/usr/local/mysql/lib/" >> /etc/
        sudo ldconfig
      • To check libraries
        ldconfig -p | *mysql*
    Now, our mysql server is compiled and configured to start when our ubuntu box starts. Hope you enjoyed this simple "How To" tutorial.

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