You just untar it and copy it to a directory like /ur/local/mysql
then copy php.ini to /etc

you read the read me that is in the same directory
shell> groupadd mysql
     shell> useradd -g mysql mysql
     shell> cd /usr/local
     shell> gunzip < /path/to/mysql-VERSION-OS.tar.gz | tar xvf -
     shell> ln -s full-path-to-mysql-VERSION-OS mysql
     shell> cd mysql
     shell> scripts/mysql_install_db
     shell> chown -R root  .
     shell> chown -R mysql data
     shell> chgrp -R mysql .
     shell> bin/safe_mysqld --user=mysql &
     shell> bin/mysqld_safe --user=mysql &
     if you are running MySQL 4.x

"John Ryan" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> I downloaded what I thought was Linux mySQL binaries, and the INSTALL file
> said there should be a bin directory when I untar, but there isnt! Just a
> BUILD folder and loads of make files.
> Did I download the wrong one?
> I downloaded mysql-standard-4.0.14-pc-linux-i686.tar.gz

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