MySQL: Data Base Server installation

We are going to install a MySQL data base server over Debian etch.


elite:~# apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client
Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho
Creando árbol de dependencias... Hecho
Se instalarán los siguientes paquetes extras:
  libdbd-mysql-perl libdbi-perl libnet-daemon-perl
 libplrpc-perl mysql-client-5.0 mysql-server-5.0
Paquetes sugeridos:
  dbishell libcompress-zlib-perl tinyca
Se instalarán los siguientes paquetes NUEVOS:
  libdbd-mysql-perl libdbi-perl libnet-daemon-perl
 libplrpc-perl mysql-client mysql-client-5.0 mysql-server
0 actualizados, 8 se instalarán, 0 para eliminar y 1 no actualizados.
Necesito descargar 33,4MB de archivos.
Se utilizarán 87,7MB de espacio de disco adicional después de desempaquetar.

Insure the server puting a secure password:

elite:~# mysqladmin -u root password very-secure-password

In order to do remote connections:

  • Must comment the line: bind-address = in configuration file: /etc/mysql/my.cnf. This line makes only ear to localhost, if comment, we ear all the world

Create a test scheme:

elite:~# mysql -u root -p
Enter password:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or g.
Your MySQL connection id is 21 to server version: 5.0.26-Debian_0.dotdeb.1-log

Type 'help;' or 'h' for help. Type 'c' to clear the buffer.

mysql> create database pruebas;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> grant all on pruebas.* to pruebas@’%’ identified by "very-secure-password";
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.05 sec)

mysql> quit

With the root user we connect locally, and with pruebas user from all network.

We can connect with MySQL administration tools (MySQL Administrator) provided by  MySQL:


Connect perfectly:


If you want extend your knowledge:

Repository apt
Package apt 5.0.32
Documentation (Spanish)
Documentation (English)
Files Configuration: /etc/mysql/my.cnf
Daemon script: /etc/init.d/mysql
Log: /var/log/mysql.log
Server ports: 3306 TCP

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