I want to download MySQL and use it on CentOS. But I found the downloading selection menu on the MySQL website is confusing. Which one should I choose? See the attached image.


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    use yum instead! :) Oct 26, 2011 at 12:21
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    @DTest RHEL often ships with stable (ie old) versions - I'm guessing Yousui wants 5.5 (but then perhaps CentOS is not the best distro, but that is another discussion) Oct 26, 2011 at 12:30

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The first looks like it is for RHEL5 and the second for RHEL6 (and clones) - judging by the filenames for the downloads:

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  • The Linux Gurus at my employer's web hosting company won't support RHEL6 just yet. Thank you, Jack, for bringing this to my attention. I didn't know MySQL RHEL6 binaries were out. I need to keep tabs on this one. +1 !!! Oct 26, 2011 at 12:16

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