Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Mysql + Mysql Administrator + Mysql Query Browser on Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu(Hardy).
To install mysql use apt-get. Issue command "sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client libmysqlclient15-dev". This will install mysql server on your system. You can start the server using "sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start" and similarly stop it using "sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop".

Note: RedHat users install package mysql-devel instead of libmysqlclient15-dev

To create and manage databases you can use command line utility 'mysqladmin' installed with mysql server. If you dont like command line then u can install MySql Administrator to manage mysql databases using GUI. To install MySql Administrator issue command "sudo apt-get install mysql-admin".

To connect to databases and execute queries you can use command line utitlity 'mysql' or you can install MySql Query Browser using "sudo apt-get install mysql-query-browser".

MySql Administrator and MySql Query Browser can be run from command line using commands 'mysql-admin' and 'mysql-query-browser' respectively or you can access them from Applications->Programming system menu.

Note: To install these apps you may need to enable universe repository for apt-get. To do this edit /etc/apt/sources.list and uncomment all lines of the form
deb hardy universe. To uncomment remove '#' from start of these lines.

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