[for Bahasa Indonesia, please Click Here] Installing MySQL database server on SuSE Linux 10.2 (OpenSuse) should be easy as 1-2-3. Just click Yast, navigate to Software Management and then search MySQL Database Server. After Accept new installation, MySQL Database Server will be up in a few minute(s).
If you get MySQL Database Server not running after installation, open a Konsole [or Shell Terminal] and type : service mysql start.
Another choice is installing MySQL Database Server from a complete bundled from XAMPP. XAMPP bundled MySQL Database Server with Apache webserver, PHP and Perl Engine.
Installing XAMPP on Linux box is very easy. This step was taken from apachefriends.org.
1. Download XAMPP for Linux from Apachefriends.org
2. Go to a Linux shell and login as the system administrator root:
3. Extract the downloaded archive file to /opt :
tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.6.tar.gz -C /opt
Warning: Please use only this command to install XAMPP. DON’T use any Microsoft Windows tools to extract the archive, it won’t work.
Warning 2: already installed XAMPP versions get overwritten by this command.
That’s all. XAMPP is now installed below the /opt/lampp directory.
To start XAMPP simply call this command:
You should now see something like this on your screen:
Starting XAMPP 1.6…
LAMPP: Starting Apache…
LAMPP: Starting MySQL…
Ready. Apache and MySQL are running.
OK, that was easy but how can you check that everything really works? Just type in the following URL at your favourite web browser:
Now you should see the start page of XAMPP containing some links to check the status of the installed software and some small programming examples.