Outdated: Installing MySQL 5.5.15

A tutorial example is provided on how to install MySQL 5.5.15 on a Windows system.

1. Go to http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.5.html.

2. Go to "MySQL Community Server 5.5.15" section and click the Download button on the "Windows (x86, 32-bit), ZIP Archive - 5.5.15 - 133.4M" line.

3. Login or register yourself to mysql.com and then select a download mirror site

4. Save the downloaded file, mysql-5.5.15-win32.zip (139,896,749 bytes), to the root folder, \, on your hard disk.

5. Unzip mysql-5.5.15-win32.zip and then rename the output folder from \mysql-5.5.15-win32 to \mysql.

6. Open a command window and run "\mysql\bin\mysqld" to start MySQL server:

\mysql\bin\mysqld --console
nnnnnn 20:34:46 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
nnnnnn 20:34:46 InnoDB: The InnoDB memory heap is disabled
nnnnnn 20:34:46 InnoDB: Mutexes and rw_locks use Windows interlocked 
   functions
nnnnnn 20:34:46 InnoDB: Compressed tables use zlib 1.2.3
nnnnnn 20:34:46 InnoDB: Initializing buffer pool, size = 128.0M
nnnnnn 20:34:46 InnoDB: Completed initialization of buffer pool
InnoDB: The first specified data file .\ibdata1 did not exist:
InnoDB: a new database to be created!
nnnnnn 20:34:46  InnoDB: Setting file .\ibdata1 size to 10 MB
InnoDB: Database physically writes the file full: wait...
nnnnnn 20:34:47  InnoDB: Log file .\ib_logfile0 did not exist: new to
   be created

InnoDB: Setting log file .\ib_logfile0 size to 5 MB
InnoDB: Database physically writes the file full: wait...
nnnnnn 20:34:48  InnoDB: Log file .\ib_logfile1 did not exist: new to
   be created

InnoDB: Setting log file .\ib_logfile1 size to 5 MB
InnoDB: Database physically writes the file full: wait...
InnoDB: Doublewrite buffer not found: creating new
InnoDB: Doublewrite buffer created
InnoDB: 127 rollback segment(s) active.
InnoDB: Creating foreign key constraint system tables
InnoDB: Foreign key constraint system tables created
nnnnnn 20:34:50  InnoDB: Waiting for the background threads to start
nnnnnn 20:34:51 InnoDB: 1.1.8 started; log sequence number 0
nnnnnn 20:34:52 [Note] Event Scheduler: Loaded 0 events
nnnnnn 20:34:52 [Note] mysqld: ready for connections.
Version: '5.5.15'  socket: ''  port: 3306  MySQL Community Server (GPL)

7. Open another command window and run "\mysql\bin\mysqladmin" to administrate MySQL server:

\mysql\bin\mysqladmin ping
mysqld is alive

\mysql\bin\mysqladmin shutdown --user=root

If you see the MySQL server printing notice and shutting down in the first command window, you know that you have installed MySQL 5.5 correctly.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of SQL

 MySQL Introduction and Installation

 Introduction of MySQL Programs

 Perl Programs and MySQL Servers

 PHP Programs and MySQL Servers

 Java Programs and MySQL Servers

 Datatypes and Data Literals

 Operations and Expressions

 Character Strings and Bit Strings

 Commonly Used Functions

 Table Column Types for Different Types of Values

 Using DDL to Create Tables and Indexes

 Using DML to Insert, Update and Delete Records

 Using SELECT to Query Database

 Transaction Management and Isolation Levels

 Locks Used in MySQL

 Defining and Calling Stored Procedures

 Variables, Loops and Cursors Used in Stored Procedures

Outdated Tutorials

 Outdated: Installing MySQL 5.6.28

Outdated: Installing MySQL 5.5.15

 Outdated: Installing MySQL 5.0.2 (Alpha)

 Outdated: Installing MySQL 4.0.18

 Outdated: Creating First Table in MySQL 4.0

 References

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