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This is my first time using Linux. I am trying to install MySQL 5.6.15 on an Ubuntu box. I download MySQL from their website and put it on a USB stick then plugged the stick into the box.

How can I install it using the downloaded package and not the built in package?

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  1. You need to visit the MySQL download page.
  2. Select your preferred platform (I prefer Debian Linux). And then select your OS-type (32-bit or 64-bit).
  3. Click on the Download button. It will ask if you want to Sign Up or Login, just choose the No thanks, just start my download. If you are downloading the .deb file on the terminal right click the link and choose Copy Link Address. Open the terminal, type wget (paste the link).
  4. After downloading, you can double click on the .deb file or type in your terminal sudo dpkg -i (filename)

You are done. I usually have trouble installing the 5.6 version, if so visit this site.

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Download TAR package from

and follow the procedure mentioned here

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