I'm following the instructions on ArtifactHub for mysql-operator/mysql-operator.

helm install my-mysql-operator mysql-operator/mysql-operator --version 2.0.4

But I'm getting the error

Error: INSTALLATION FAILED: execution error at (mysql-operator/templates/service_account_operator.yaml:3:5): Please provide a namespace with -n/--namespace . The operator cannot be installed in the 'default' namespace

What can I do to resolve this error?

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The MySQL installation instructions on ArtifactHub are incomplete, instead follow the official documentations on Install using Helm Charts which are currently documented as,

helm install my-mysql-operator mysql-operator/mysql-operator \
  --namespace mysql-operator --create-namespace

You have to specify the namespace with -n or --namespace and if it's not created you'll have to either create it or use --create-namespace

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