How to Install MySQL Server using MySQL Yum Repository


The MySQL Yum repository for Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Fedora provides RPM packages for installing the MySQL server, client, MySQL Workbench, MySQL Utilities, MySQL Router, MySQL Shell, Connector/ODBC, Connector/Python and so on (not all packages are available for all the distributions

Now let’s see how to do it.

Step 1 ) Add the MySQL Yum repository to your system’s repository list.

a) Go to the Download MySQL Yum Repository page ( in the MySQL Developer Zone.

b) Select and download the release package for your machine.

c) Install the downloaded release package with the following command

Step 2 ) You can verify whether MySQL yum repository is added to your local repository by issuing following the command.

Step 3 ) Within the MySQL Yum repository, different release series of the MySQL Community Server are hosted in different sub-repositories. you can also select a release series by editing manually the /etc/yum.repos.d/mysql-community.repo file. This is a typical entry for a release series’ subrepository in the file:

The typical MySQL sub-repositories show in above. You may find many sub-repositories within the MySQL yum repository. You can disable / enable the require sub repositories by changing “enabled” to 0 or 1.

If you change to 1, It means that sub-repositories enabled. And 0 means disabled.

Step 4 ) Installing MySQL.

Install MySQL by the following command

Step 5 ) Start the MySQL server with the following command:

You can check the status of the MySQL server with the following command:

Step 6 ) Now you have to set root password MySQL. You can do it by issuing below command.

Now you can login to your MySQL server by the below command and then try your password.


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