View Full Version : [ubuntu] Trying to install MySQL

February 19th, 2012, 03:59 PM
Hi there,

I am trying to install MySQL5 on Ubuntu 10.04. Synaptic gave me an error - something about broken packages (!?) - , so I tried downloading MySql from the website.

In the beginnining everything went well. Downloaded, untarred it, installed it to /usr/local/ , made a link to the actual directory, ("ln -s mysql-version-so-and-so mysql" - dunno why I had to do this, but I did it, because the book says so) which contains the downloaded version (in /usr/local/), now there was one last thing to do: issue the (last) command : " ./configure".

Ubuntu terminal says : "-bash: ./configure: No such file or directory".

What now ?



PS. If we're talking about broken Synaptic Package Manager files, is there anything to be done to correct this error ?

February 27th, 2012, 10:02 PM
yes try running apt-get install -f, it will fix all broken stuff.

Please post log of what happens after you run apt-get install mysql-server