Installing a MySQL Server is easy.
The fastest way is to install the Binary Package. This is only recommended, if you wish to use your server as a stand alone mysql server, without any other server software like a webserver. If you wish to use Apache and PHP please read the article: How to install a LAMP Server.
It has the mysql-client as a dependency, which have to be installed first.
# pkg_add -v mysql-client # pkg_add -v mysql-server
If you decide to install via pkgsrc, because of a newer version, just enter:
# cd /usr/pkgsrc/databases/mysql5-server/ # make install clean
It will automatically compile the client and the server.
That's it... almost. Now copy the rc.d script into /etc/rc.d/:
# cp /usr/pkg/share/examples/rc.d/mysqld /etc/rc.d/
echo "mysqld=yes" >> /etc/rc.conf
If you want to copy the rc.d scripts automatically with pkgsrc, you can use:
If mysql is not starting up, you may need to create and set permissions on the /var/mysql directory and setup the default mysql db:
# mkdir /var/mysql # mysql_install_db # chown -R mysql:mysql /var/mysql
If you need information about the MySQL server package, use the following:
# pkg_info mysql-server