Installing Mysql 5.x

The commands are given below. Though this was used to install mysql 5.5.4 , it is applicable to older versions also (and perhaps newer ones as well).

cd /usr/ports/databases/mysql55-server/
make install clean
/usr/local/bin/mysql_install_db
chown -R mysql /var/db/mysql/
chgrp -R mysql /var/db/mysql/
/usr/local/bin/mysqld_safe –user=mysql &
/usr/local/bin/mysqladmin -u root password newpassword

Edit /etc/rc.conf to start mysql server at startup by putting the line

mysql_enable=”YES”

After this, restart FreeBSD.

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