prblm in installing mysql

Asked by ank on 2010-08-25

i am trying to install mysql from rpm files but its saying to use alien i have installed it but couldnt find it ........so where can i look for alien and also i installed some version of mysql from .tar.gz but now i dont know where it is installed can any1 tell me where can i find installed sql and alien

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actionparsnip
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2010-08-25
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2010-08-25

You dont use RPM. RPM is for distros like redhat and mandriva etc. Ubuntu uses .deb files like debian does.

Why are you downloading mysql, it is on the repo.

if you run:

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

You will get SQL. There is no manual downloading needed by you, the OS willdo it for you.

If you need apache and php too you can run:

sudo tasksel install lamp-server

and get a full blown LAMP server.

ank (ankibhadoria) said : #2

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

ank (ankibhadoria) said : #3

but can i knw where can i find alien installed

It's in the repos like all the other apps you need.