Installation of mysql server/client on CENT OS(Linux)


download latest mysql rpm for client/server(community) from below address.

Select the platform , Generic Linux
Select package of 32 bit/64 bit as per your requirement.

Installation Steps

Step# 1 : login with root user(OS) , via ssh/putty
Step# 2 : check previous version of mysql is installed on server , if yes hen need to remove first.

- To check previous version exists or note
rpm –qa | grep –i mysql
– To remove the previous version (remove all server/client of mysql)
rpm -e –nodeps –allmatches mysqlclient10-3.23.58-4.RHEL4.1

Step# 3 : Install /client/development rpm as shown in below command.

rpm -ivh MySQL-server-comxxxxx.rpm MySQL-client-commxx.rpm
rpm -ivh MySQL-devel-community-xxxxx.rpm

Note : if server install successfully then it will show the server started [OK] in verbose. if you found any policy related error please follow below steps.

- Edit file /etc/selinux/targeted/src/policy/domains/program/mysqld.te and Add below 2 Lines
allow mysqld_t random_device_t:chr_file read;
allow mysqld_t urandom_device_t:chr_file read;

- go to /etc/selinux/targeted/src/policy and fire below command.
make load
- once it done please restart the mysql service by below.
service mysql start

Step# 4 : change the administrator password of mysql (root) user.

/usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password ‘specmysql123′

Post Installation Steps.

Step# 1 Verify the mysql installation by below command.

mysql –V

Step# 2 :  Execute below script with admin user of mysql (if old package was installed on your system).

$ cd /usr/bin/mysql_upgrade -p

Step# 3 Verify the mysql by connecting it .

mysql -u root -p

Step# 4  it show the below command prompt

mysql > use test;
mysql > show tables;

Grant remote access for mysql on CENT OS(Linux)


Mysql server must be installed and should be running without any error.

Execution Steps.

Step# 1 : locate my.cnf file on PATH /etc/my.cnf
Note :  if you didn’t find any my.cnf file on above path then don’t worry, mysql might be run on default configuration file ,  so you need to create your my.cnf ( configuration file ) from the default file. search the default file from below command.(or you will get it from (/usr/share/mysql).

# find ./ -nane ‘my-large.cnf’  -print

my-large.cnf     # for large database.
my-medium.cnf  # for medium size database.
my-small.cnf     # for small database.

Step# 2 : Edit one of the above file as per your database requirement, and do below necessary changes in it [mysqld] section.

a)    Remove or comment the “skip-networking” parameter.
b)    Add the line “ bind-address= <<your Server IP>> “
c)    “ log_bin_trust_function_creators=1 ”
Your file should like as per below.


Save the file on path /etc with name “my.cnf” and restart the server.
/etc/init.d/mysql restart
If  in any case mysql server is not starting correctly then please check the log file <<server-Name>>.err on below PATH.

Step# 3 :  allow the Network IP or domain specific allow to access the mysql

-  Connect with admin user.
mysql  -u root –p
-   create new database and user that access the remotely.
mysql > create database sample;
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON sample.* TO test1@’11.31.51.%’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘test1′;
Note here you can specify the one IP  or domain as per below
Valid options
‘’ , ‘’, ‘’,’10.11.20.%’,’’ etc..

Step#  4  :   Open port 3306 on centos so every one can access , (by pass from firewall).

-  Connect via root user.
#  iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp –destination-port 3306 -j ACCEPT
#  sevice iptables save

Step#  5  :  restart the mysql server

service mysql start

Post Execution.

Step 1 :  check the port 3306 is open or note via telnet.

telnet  <<Server_IP>>  3306.

Step 2 :  check the mysql by connecting remotely.

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