MySQL-server-5.5.15-1.linux2.6.i386.rpm from mysql.com. But I don't know how to install it.
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If you want 5.5 you need to download the
2.2. Installing MySQL from Generic Binaries on Unix/Linux Oracle provides a set of binary distributions of MySQL. These include binary distributions in the form of compressed tar files (files with a .tar.gz 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 tar file binary distribution. For other platform-specific package formats, see the other platform-specific sections. To install and use a MySQL binary distribution, the basic command sequence looks like this:
shell> groupadd mysql shell> useradd -r -g mysql mysql shell> cd /usr/local shell> tar zxvf /path/to/mysql-VERSION-OS.tar.gz shell> ln -s full-path-to-mysql-VERSION-OS mysql shell> cd mysql shell> chown -R mysql . shell> chgrp -R mysql . shell> scripts/mysql_install_db --user=mysql shell> chown -R root . shell> chown -R mysql data # Next command is optional shell> cp support-files/my-medium.cnf /etc/my.cnf shell> bin/mysqld_safe --user=mysql & # Next command is optional shell> cp support-files/mysql.server /etc/init.d/mysql.server
A more detailed version of the preceding description for installing a binary distribution can be found at the link.
You need to convert the .rpm to a .deb file for it to work with Ubuntu. You can do this using alien. Then install the .deb file with
It is much easier to just use the repositories, or download the .deb files from the site ( if there are any).