How to install MySQL
In this guide we will discuss how to install MySQL into a 'full' version of Salix and configure it.
MySQL is not installed with the default full installation. To check if it is installed, the following command should return a folder:
su ls /var/run/ | grep mysql
If it is not installed:
su slapt-get -u slapt-get -i mysql
Salix - Configure Users and Permissions
A full installation is already configured with the group 'mysql' and the user 'mysql'.
If your installation is not properly configured, refer to the source document for instructions.
MySQL - Configure and Start
You have to create a new mysql configuration file called my.cnf. This can be done easily by copying the example (existing) configuration
files in the /etc directory. You can view all available mysql configuration files in /etc directory using grep command. See the example
su ls -l /etc/ | grep my cp /etc/my-medium.cnf /etc/my.cnf
Create the default mysql databases:
su mysql_install_db --user=mysql
Start the mysql server:
su /usr/bin/mysqld_safe &
To start mysql daemon at boot time, open Settings > Start-up Services and activate mysql.
MySQL - Create Root User
Create password for mysql root user:
su /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password '??????????'
Alternatively, there is a tool that configures some basic security for mysql including setting the root password. This tool can be run at
That's it. The mysql server is ready.
MySQL - Test
You can login and view existing databases to ensure that your MySQL is working.
mysql -u root -p SHOW databases; QUIT