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MySQL Install Insructions - Incorrect

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Well.... just wanted to know if the people at the MySQL.org site ever
look at the posts in this group. If they do, they can possibly us a
little constructive criticism from a slightly irritated customer.

Seems to me that if someone installs Redhat 9 with MySQL from the
original CD source which is version 3.23.54a and then follows the
instructions at the MySQL website on upgrading to a newer
version....(4.0.22) then, it should work. I get a message that stated
that I need the perl-DBD and php-mysql (which, btw are already
installed and the installation error states that they are already
installed).

Now...this system is box stock.... no other programs or modifications
have been added / changed / removed from this box.

Now ... having said all that, I did see that they (the people at
MySQL) do not support Redhat and maybe that is where my problem lies.

I was thinking of creating a LAMP server from FreeBSD 5.2 (which is in
the MySQL approved OS) Does anyone have any good / bad thoughts on
this plan?
I would appreciate any input on building a LAMP server in which I can
install the latest versions of MySQL, Apache, & PHP without spending
hour after hour chasing around dependencies that seem to never end.

Thank you for your patience.
Sincerely,
Kell
Jul 20 '05 #1
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KJemison wrote:
I would appreciate any input on building a LAMP server in which I can
install the latest versions of MySQL, Apache, & PHP without spending
hour after hour chasing around dependencies that seem to never end.


I have just gone through this headache recently. We couldn't upgrade
any component of the Redhat system unless we subscribed to the "Redhat
Network," which downloads all the updates for you and resolves
dependencies.

But it only updates packages that Redhat has made available, which in
many cases is not the most recent version. For example, they are stuck
on Apache 2.0.46, whereas the Apache project currently has version
2.0.52 available. And the most recent version of mod_perl requires at
least Apache 2.0.47.

Also, as far as we could tell, the Redhat Network only allowed us to
update one server per subscription, and we were trying to set up two
servers, one to be a live backup.

It was very frustrating, and instead of burning many days of work, we
finally ended up just abandoning Redhat and switching to SuSE Linux.
Redhat was just too difficult to work with. Now we half-jokingly call
them the "Microsoft of the Linux world."

Regards,
Bill K.
Jul 20 '05 #2

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That is what I figured Bill. Seems as if there are more and more
people struggling to put together a server that should really rake no
more than a few hours to put together from nothing. I have been
fighting this for 5 days now. Which is ridiculous. I hate to give in
but, I cannot afford to spend any more time on RH & MySQL.

I believe that Suse Basic Server 8 is around $500.00.

What version of Suse do you have and how is it handling installations
of new programs and dependencies?

Thanks,
Kell

On Sat, 06 Nov 2004 17:09:01 -0800, Bill Karwin <bi**@karwin.com>
wrote:
KJemison wrote:
I would appreciate any input on building a LAMP server in which I can
install the latest versions of MySQL, Apache, & PHP without spending
hour after hour chasing around dependencies that seem to never end.


I have just gone through this headache recently. We couldn't upgrade
any component of the Redhat system unless we subscribed to the "Redhat
Network," which downloads all the updates for you and resolves
dependencies.

But it only updates packages that Redhat has made available, which in
many cases is not the most recent version. For example, they are stuck
on Apache 2.0.46, whereas the Apache project currently has version
2.0.52 available. And the most recent version of mod_perl requires at
least Apache 2.0.47.

Also, as far as we could tell, the Redhat Network only allowed us to
update one server per subscription, and we were trying to set up two
servers, one to be a live backup.

It was very frustrating, and instead of burning many days of work, we
finally ended up just abandoning Redhat and switching to SuSE Linux.
Redhat was just too difficult to work with. Now we half-jokingly call
them the "Microsoft of the Linux world."

Regards,
Bill K.


Jul 20 '05 #3

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Bill Karwin wrote:
KJemison wrote:
I would appreciate any input on building a LAMP server in which I can
install the latest versions of MySQL, Apache, & PHP without spending
hour after hour chasing around dependencies that seem to never end.

I have just gone through this headache recently. We couldn't upgrade
any component of the Redhat system unless we subscribed to the "Redhat
Network," which downloads all the updates for you and resolves
dependencies.


If you don't want to spend in a subcription, you could switch to Fedora
Core which comes with 'yum'. It's very similar to up2date and it's free.

On the other hand, you could better spend on MySQL AB Support which has
good reputation.

Best regards,

--
Andrés Monroy-Hernández
Jul 20 '05 #4

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Thanks for the info Andres, I will keep that option in mind. That
might be the only solution to this issue :)
Kell

On Sun, 07 Nov 2004 11:41:12 -0500, Andres Monroy-Hernandez
<an****@exlibris-usa.com> wrote:
Bill Karwin wrote:
KJemison wrote:
I would appreciate any input on building a LAMP server in which I can
install the latest versions of MySQL, Apache, & PHP without spending
hour after hour chasing around dependencies that seem to never end.

I have just gone through this headache recently. We couldn't upgrade
any component of the Redhat system unless we subscribed to the "Redhat
Network," which downloads all the updates for you and resolves
dependencies.


If you don't want to spend in a subcription, you could switch to Fedora
Core which comes with 'yum'. It's very similar to up2date and it's free.

On the other hand, you could better spend on MySQL AB Support which has
good reputation.

Best regards,


Jul 20 '05 #5

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