How To Install MySQL 5.6 On Debian

Valic —  December 31, 2012 — 2 Comments

MySQL 5.6 will add more performance improvements over MySQL 5.5. MySQL 5.6 is not stable yet but I will show you how to install MySQL 5.6.8rc on Debian if you want to test it.

Step1. Add a group and an user for MySQL called mysql:

[email protected]:~# groupadd mysql
[email protected]:~# useradd -r -g mysql mysql

Step2. Install the libaio1 library package. This is used by MySQL:

[email protected]:~# apt-get install libaio1

Step3. Download MySQL 5.6.8rc version in /usr/local location:

[email protected]:~# cd /usr/local
[email protected]:/usr/local# wget -O mysql-5.6.8-rc-linux2.6-x86_64.tar.gz
2012-12-30 16:11:31 (5.10 MB/s) - `mysql-5.6.8-rc-linux2.6-x86_64.tar.gz' saved [293210851/293210851]

Step4. Unpack the MySQL archive and rename it to mysql: Continue Reading…

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