Sorry for duplicate question.

I am looking for the best way to install mysql 5.5 on ubuntu.

So far, there are few options:

  • Installing from tar.gz

  • Installing from PPA.

  • Alien on RPM.

All of them don't seem to be optimal to me. Installing from tar.gz takes long time and might have room for mistake. Installing from PPA is dangerous, I don't want to install something on production server which is non-official or might have differecens with official version. Running alien on RPM not a good way to install.

How did you install Mysql 5.5 on ubuntu server?

Version: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS

  • For a start, what version of Ubuntu?
    – Philᵀᴹ
    Commented Apr 24, 2012 at 9:19
  • @Phil, sorry of couse, Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS
    – com
    Commented Apr 24, 2012 at 9:21

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There are .deb packages available. Using the ones from http://people.debian.org/~nobse/mysql-5.5/:

sudo su -
wget http://people.debian.org/~nobse/mysql-5.5/mysql-common_5.5.13-2_all.deb
wget http://people.debian.org/~nobse/mysql-5.5/mysql-server_5.5_5.5.13-2_amd64.deb

dpkg -i mysql-common_5.5.13-2_all.deb
dpkg -i mysql-server_5.5_5.5.13-2_amd64.deb

The first dpkg execution may ask for you to install dependencies. If you're installing on a 32-bit system, alter the URLs accordingly.

Latest .debs are available on http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/#downloads - Select "Debian Linux".

  • 5.5.13 it is old version
    – com
    Commented Apr 24, 2012 at 9:28
  • Try the .debs from the MySQL site
    – Philᵀᴹ
    Commented Apr 24, 2012 at 9:39
  • I tried one, it takes 20 sec to run installation and at the end it exists without error messages, Setting up mysql (5.5.23) ...
    – com
    Commented Apr 24, 2012 at 10:31
  • What does dpkg-query --status mysql-server-5.5 say (or common, if that's the one you tried installing)?
    – Philᵀᴹ
    Commented Apr 24, 2012 at 10:34
  • dpkg-query --status mysql-5.5.23-debian5.0-i686.deb - Package `mysql-5.5.23-debian5.0-i686.deb' is not installed and no info is available.
    – com
    Commented Apr 24, 2012 at 10:41

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