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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 standalone MySQL server, without any other server software like a web server. 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 has 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/mysql57-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/

and start the MySQL server via NetBSD's [[!template id=man name="rc.d" section="8"]] framework. Only one modification is needed to [[!template id=man name="rc.conf" section="5"]]: 

    # echo "mysqld=yes" >> /etc/rc.conf

If you want to copy the rc.d scripts automatically with pkgsrc, you can use: 


into mk.conf(5). 

If MySQL is not starting up, you may need to create and set permissions on the /var/mysql directory and set up 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

Have fun. 

##  See also 

  * [[pkgsrc/How_to_install_a_LAMP_Server]]

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