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MySQL and Linux/UnixMySQL and Linux/UnixAbstract
This is the MySQL Security Guide extract from the MySQL !#!amp!#!current-series!#!;!#! Reference Manual.Document generated on: 2010-12-20 (revision: 24514)Copyright © 1997, 2010, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.This software and related documentation are provided under a license agreementcontaining restrictions on use and disclosure and are protected by intellectual property laws. Except as expressly permitted in your license agreement or allowed by law, you may not use, copy, reproduce, translate, broadcast,modify, license, transmit, distribute, exhibit, perform, publish, or display any part,in any form, or by any means. Reverse engineering, disassembly, or decompilation of this software, unless required by law for interoperability, is prohibited.The information contained herein is subject to change without notice and is notwarranted to be error-free. If you find any errors, please report them to usin writing.If this software or related documentation is delivered to the U.S. Government or anyone licensing it on behalf of the U.S. Government, the following noticeis applicable:U.S. GOVERNMENT RIGHTS Programs, software, databases, and relateddocumentation and technical data delivered to U.S. Government customersare "commercial computer software" or "commercial technical data" pursuant tothe applicable Federal Acquisition Regulation and agency-specific supplementalregulations. As such, the use, duplication, disclosure, modification, and adaptationshall be subject to the restrictions and license terms setforth in the applicable Government contract, and, to the extent applicable by theterms of the Government contract, the additional rights set forth in FAR 52.227-19, Commercial Computer Software License (December 2007). OracleUSA, Inc., 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065.This software is developed for general use in a variety of information managementapplications. It is not developed or intended for use in any inherentlydangerous applications, including applications which may create a risk of personalinjury. If you use this software in dangerous applications, then youshall be responsible to take all appropriate fail-safe, backup, redundancy, and other measures to ensure the safe use of this software. Oracle Corporationand its affiliates disclaim any liability for any damages caused by use of thissoftware in dangerous applications.
Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. MySQLis a trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates, and shallnot be used without Oracle's express written authorization. Other names may betrademarks of their respective owners.This software and documentation may provide access to or information on content, products, and services from third parties. Oracle Corporation and itsaffiliates are not responsible for and expressly disclaim all warranties of any kindwith respect to third-party content, products, and services. Oracle Corporationand its affiliates will not be responsible for any loss, costs, or damages incurreddue to your access to or use of third-party content, products, or services.This document in any form, software or printed matter, contains proprietaryinformation that is the exclusive property of Oracle. Your access to and useof this material is subject to the terms and conditions of your Oracle SoftwareLicense and Service Agreement, which has been executed and with whichyou agree to comply. This document and information contained herein may not bedisclosed, copied, reproduced, or distributed to anyone outside Oraclewithout prior written consent of Oracle or as specifically provided below. Thisdocument is not part of your license agreement nor can it be incorporatedinto any contractual agreement with Oracle or its subsidiaries or affiliates.This documentation is NOT distributed under a GPL license. Use of thisdocumentation is subject to the following terms:You may create a printed copy of this documentation solely for your own personaluse. Conversion to other formats is allowed as long as the actual contentis not altered or edited in any way. You shall not publish or distribute thisdocumentation in any form or on any media, except if you distribute thedocumentation in a manner similar to how Oracle disseminates it (that is,electronically for download on a Web site with the software) or on a CD-ROMor similar medium, provided however that the documentation is disseminatedtogether with the software on the same medium. Any other use, such as anydissemination of printed copies or use of this documentation, in whole or in part, inanother publication, requires the prior written consent from an authorizedrepresentative of Oracle. Oracle and/or its affiliates reserve any and all rights tothis documentation not expressly granted above.For more information on the terms of this license, for details on how the MySQLdocumentation is built and produced, or if you are interested in doing atranslation, please visitMySQL Contact & Questions.For additional licensing information, including licenses for libraries used byMySQL products, seePreface and Notes.
If you want help with using MySQL, please visit either theMySQL Forumsor MySQL Mailing Listswhere you can discuss your issues with other MySQL users.For additional documentation on MySQL products, including translations of thedocumentation into other languages, and downloadable versions in varietyof formats, including HTML and PDF formats, see theMySQL DocumentationLibrary.
Chapter 1. Installing MySQL from Generic Binaries on Unix/Linux
Oracle provides a set of binary distributions of MySQL. These include binarydistributions in the form of compressed
files (fileswith a
extension) for a number of platforms, as well as binaries in platform-specific package formats for selected platforms.This section covers the installation of MySQL from a compressed
file binarydistribution. For other platform-specific packageformats, see the other platform-specific sections. For example, for Windowsdistributions, seeInstalling MySQL on MicrosoftWindows.To obtain MySQL, seeHow to Get MySQL.MySQL compressed
file binary distributions have names of the form
, where
is anumber (for example,
), and
indicates the type of operating system for which the distribution is intended (for example,
).To install MySQL from a compressed
file binary distribution, your systemmust have GNU
to uncompress the distributionand a reasonable
to unpack it. If your 
 program supports the
option,it can both uncompress and unpack the file.GNU
is known to work. The standard
 provided with some operatingsystems is not able to unpack the long file names in theMySQL distribution. You should download and install GNU
, or if available,use a preinstalled version of GNU tar. Usually this isavailable as
, or as
within a GNU or Free Software directory,such as
is available fromhttp://www.gnu.org/software/tar/.
If you have previously installed MySQL using your operating system native package management system, such as

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