Install MySQL Database Server on CentOS

Provides a tutorial example on how to install MySQL 8.0 server on CentOS 8 systems using 'dnf/yum' as the package manager.

If you want to use MySQL database server on CentOS Linux systems, you can follow what I did on my CentOS 8 computer:

1. Login as "herong", who has admin privileges.

2. Run "dnf search" to find available MySQL packages. I see "mysql-server" and some related modules available for installation:

herong$ dnf search mysql

mysql.x86_64 : MySQL client programs and shared libraries
grafana-mysql.x86_64 : Grafana mysql datasource
postfix-mysql.x86_64 : Postfix MySQL map support
rsyslog-mysql.x86_64 : MySQL support for rsyslog
dovecot-mysql.x86_64 : MySQL back end for dovecot
perl-DBD-MySQL.x86_64 : A MySQL interface for Perl
freeradius-mysql.x86_64 : MySQL support for freeradius
mysql-server.x86_64 : The MySQL server and related files
mysql-test.x86_64 : The test suite distributed with MySQL
...

3. Install the "mysql-server" package:

herong$ sudo dnf install mysql-server

 Package            Arch   Version                  Repo       Size
===================================================================
Installing:
 mysql-server       x86_64 8.0.17-3.module_el8.0.0  AppStream  22 M
Installing dependencies:
 mariadb-connector-c-config
                    noarch 3.0.7-1.el8              AppStream  13 k
 mecab              x86_64 0.996-1.module_el8.0.0   AppStream 397 k
 mysql              x86_64 8.0.17-3.module_el8.0.0  AppStream  11 M
 mysql-common       x86_64 8.0.17-3.module_el8.0.0  AppStream 143 k
 mysql-errmsg       x86_64 8.0.17-3.module_el8.0.0  AppStream 557 k
 protobuf-lite      x86_64 3.5.0-7.el8              AppStream 150 k
Enabling module streams:
 mysql                     8.0

...
Installed:
  mysql-server-8.0.17-3.module_el8.0.0.x86_64
  mariadb-connector-c-config-3.0.7-1.el8.noarch
  mecab-0.996-1.module_el8.0.0+41+ca30bab6.9.x86_64
  mysql-8.0.17-3.module_el8.0.0.x86_64
  mysql-common-8.0.17-3.module_el8.0.0.x86_64
  mysql-errmsg-8.0.17-3.module_el8.0.0.x86_64
  protobuf-lite-3.5.0-7.el8.x86_64

Complete!

3. Verify the "mysql" package:

herong$ mysql --version

mysql  Ver 8.0.17 for Linux on x86_64 (Source distribution)

Cool! I have installed the "mysql-server" 8.0 on my CentOS computer without any issues. And the MySQL client program "mysql" is working. See next tutorial on how to start and stop MySQL server on CentOS systems.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Linux Systems

 Cockpit - Web Portal for Administrator

 Process Management

 Files and Directories

 Users and Groups

 File Systems

 Installing CentOS

 SELinux - Security-Enhanced Linux

 Network Connection on CentOS

 Software Package Manager on CentOS - DNF and YUM

 Running Apache Web Server (httpd) on Linux Systems

 Running PHP Scripts on Linux Systems

Running MySQL Database Server on Linux Systems

Install MySQL Database Server on CentOS

 Manage MySQL Server 'mysqld' on CentOS

 Set MySQL Server "root" Password on CentOS

 MySQL Server File Locations on CentOS

 MySQL Server Data Backups on CentOS

 MySQL Server Log Files on CentOS

 MySQL Server Socket Connection on CentOS

 MySQL Server TCP/IP Connection on CentOS

 Open Firewall for MySQL Server on CentOS

 "Server sent charset unknown to the client" Error

 Performance of Inserting Integers to MySQL Database

 Performance Comparison of Inserting Integers vs. Strings

 Running Python Scripts on Linux Systems

 vsftpd - Very Secure FTP Daemon

 Postfix - Mail Transport Agent (MTA)

 Dovecot - IMAP and POP3 Server

 Email Client Tools - Mail User Agents (MUA)

 GCC - C/C++ Compiler

 Conda - Environment and Package Manager

 Tools and Utilities

 References

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