4 Installing MySQL
This chapter describes how to obtain and install
For a list of sites from which you can obtain
To see which platforms are supported, see
4.2 Operating systems supported by MySQL
Several versions of
are available, in both binary and source distributions. To determine which version and type of distribution you should use, see
4.4 How and when updates are released
Installation instructions for binary and source distributions are described in
4.6 Installing a MySQL binary distribution
4.7 Installing a MySQL source distribution
. Each set of instructions includes a section on system-specific problems you may run into.
For post-installation procedures, see
4.15 Post-installation setup and testing
. These procedures apply whether you install
using a binary or source distribution.