Installation Using Yum#

Steps for a Fresh Installation of MySQL#

  1. Adding the MySQL Yum Repository

    For an EL6-based system, the command is in the form of:

    shell> sudo yum localinstall mysql-community-release-el6-5.noarch.rpm

    For an EL7-based system:

    shell> sudo yum localinstall mysql57-community-release-el7-{version-number}.noarch.rpm

    You can check that the MySQL Yum repository has been successfully added by the following command:

    shell> yum repolist enabled | grep "mysql.*-community.*"
  2. Selecting a Release Series

    shell> yum repolist all | grep mysql
    shell> sudo yum-config-manager --disable mysql57-community
    shell> sudo yum-config-manager --enable mysql56-community

    Besides using yum-config-manager command, you can also select a release series by editing manually the /etc/yum.repos.d/mysql-community.repo file. This is a typical entry for a release series’ subrepository in the file:

    # Enable to use MySQL 5.6
    name=MySQL 5.6 Community Server

    Verify that the correct subrepositories have been enabled and disabled by running the following command and checking its output:

    shell> yum repolist enabled | grep mysql
  3. Disabling the Default MySQL Module

    shell> sudo yum module disable mysql
  4. Installing MySQL

    shell> sudo yum install mysql-community-server
  5. Starting the MySQL Server

    shell> sudo service mysqld start
    shell> sudo service mysqld status
  6. Securing the MySQL Installation

    shell> mysql_secure_installation

Installing Additional MySQL Products and Components with Yum#

You can use the following command to list the packages for all the MySQL components available for your platform from the MySQL Yum repository:

shell> sudo yum --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo='mysql*-community*' list available

Install any packages of your choice with the following command, replacing package-name with name of the package:

shell> sudo yum install package-name

For example, to install MySQL Workbench:

shell> sudo yum install mysql-workbench-community

To install the shared client libraries:

shell> sudo yum install mysql-community-libs