Mazen S. Alzogbi wrote:


I am trying to install MySQL server & client from the packages collection with no success. Being a FreeBSD newbie I will need your help. Please check the following:

mazenbsd# pkg_add -r mysql-server
Fetching l-server.tgz... Done.
Fetching mysql-2.1026_1.tgz... Done.
pkg_add: could not find package mysql-client-4.0.15 !
pkg_add: pkg_add of dependency 'p5-DBD-mysql-2.1026_1' failed!
Fetching lient-4.1.0.tgz... Done.

What I understood is p5-DBD-mysql-2.1026_1.tgz package depends on the mysql-client-4.0.15 package which cannot be found (how? why?) and instead the mysql-client-4.1.0.tgz package was installed. All in all the server installation failed.

What should I do to fix this?



Hello Mazen,

I'm not going to cover whats wrong with pkg_add -r because I don't know .. however, there are a couple of other ways to install MySQL. You could use the ports, build from source, or use binaries. In my opinion, the quickest way to get things up and running is using the binaries.

First, go here:
Second, download the first file from the FreeBSD downloads section ( Standard 4.0.18 9.4M )
Third, in the directory where you downloaded the file run this command, tar zxvf mysql-standard-4.0.18-unknown-freebsd4.7-i386.tar.gz
Fourth, cd into the newly created directory and read the INSTALL-BINARY text file, that should give you what you need.

Hope this helps,

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