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    Cool what ver. to install on ubuntu

    I would like to interface java to mysql on ubuntu. Would anyone have any suggestions what version of mysql should I install on ubuntu. It is not for commercial dev only to mess around and see what's possible.
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    Re: what ver. to install on ubuntu

    Generally speaking I would recommend installing the stable, tested, and trusted version that's in the repositories for your Ubuntu release. Is there a reason you want/need to install a different, unsupported version?

    https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/mysql.html

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    Cool Re: what ver. to install on ubuntu

    "Generally speaking I would recommend installing the stable, tested, and trusted version...", well, which one is that then?
    Thanks for the link, part of what I am looking for.
    Thanks.

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    Re: what ver. to install on ubuntu

    Since I am not a mind-reader I don't know which Ubuntu release you are running. Each Ubuntu release uses whatever mysql was stable at the time it was released.

    To find out the available version of any package you can use "apt-cache policy":

    Code:
    apt-cache policy mysql-server
    Apologies if I overestimated your Ubuntu experience. Here is a how-to that covers the basics of installing software in Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware

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    Cool Re: what ver. to install on ubuntu

    mysql-server:
    Installed: (none)
    Candidate: 5.5.24-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    Version table:
    5.5.24-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 0

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    Re: what ver. to install on ubuntu

    That's a pretty good version, go for it!

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