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