I am looking for MySQL "no-install" version for Ubuntu.
I can successfully run MySQL on Windows (using MSI Installer as well as no-install).
With Ubuntu, MySQL got installed using the software center.

My question is --
Where do I find MySQL no-install version for Ubuntu.
Googled for it, but could not find the same.



  • Why would you want to do that? Just do a apt-get install mysql-server and be done with it. – Michael Wild Jun 12 '12 at 6:30
  • I wish to keep the entire mysql server & data on USB stick. Just plug & play on any machine. – Vineet Jun 12 '12 at 6:44

The official Oracle MySQL binaries are here in archive format: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

At the bottom you will see: Linux - Generic 2.6 (x86, 64-bit), Compressed TAR Archive

Extract, the installation instructions are in the 'INSTALL' text file.


I found the solution : XAMPP

It is a package to run MySQL, Apache etc. without installing anything.

Answering my own question so that it might be helpful to others.

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