I'm trying to install mysql-server 5.0. because I want to install a program which depend on this version. I've surfed the net to find a solution but none of them worked. I'm really disappointed. I tried "apt-get install mysql-server=5.0.96-0ubuntu3" but it said "Version '5.0.96-0ubuntu3' for 'mysql-server' was not found". I found this package at http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/mysql-server-5.0 but I don't know how to use it. Is it a way that I can install it manually? please help me!
Download desired MySql generic binaries for your platform from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ Then just install using simple linux script(run from /share directory where setup binaries are placed ) , refer below for a script i used for years , worked for 5.1,5.5,5.6
Note : 1.MySql 5.6 does not come with default 'my.cnf' therefore be careful 2. Make sure you uninstall any exiting MySql setup
#!/bin/sh DOWNLOAD_DIR="/share" ZIP_FILE=mysql-enterprise-5.1.55-linux-x86_64-glibc23.tar.gz MYSQL_DIR=mysql-enterprise-5.1.55-linux-x86_64-glibc23 if test -f $DOWNLOAD_DIR/mysql-enterprise-5.1.55-linux-x86_64-glibc23.tar.gz; then echo "Starting MySql 64 bit install..." elif test -f $DOWNLOAD_DIR/mysql-enterprise-5.1.55-linux-i686-glibc23.tar.gz; then echo "Starting MySql 32 bit install..." ZIP_FILE=mysql-enterprise-5.1.55-linux-i686-glibc23.tar.gz MYSQL_DIR=mysql-enterprise-5.1.55-linux-i686-glibc23 else echo "installation tar.gz not found, quitting..." exit 2 fi groupadd mysql useradd -g mysql mysql cd /usr/local gunzip < $DOWNLOAD_DIR/$ZIP_FILE | tar xf - ln -s /usr/local/$MYSQL_DIR mysql cd mysql chown -R mysql . chgrp -R mysql . scripts/mysql_install_db --user=mysql chown -R root . chown -R mysql data # bin/mysqld_safe --user=mysql & cp /usr/local/$MYSQL_DIR/support-files/mysql.server /etc/init.d/mysql #cp $DOWNLOAD_DIR/mysql-cnf.txt /etc/my.cnf chmod 755 /etc/init.d/mysql cp support-files/mysql-log-rotate /etc/logrotate.d update-rc.d mysql defaults /etc/init.d/mysql start # create path links for most commonly used executables ln -s /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql /usr/bin/mysql ln -s /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin /usr/bin/mysqladmin ln -s /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqldump /usr/bin/mysqldump /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'xxxxx' echo "Done" exit 0
Following the link you provided just click on your operating system's architecture (amd64 or i386) at the very bottom of the page. You will be redirected to a page with a download link for the corresponding .deb file (quite in the middle of the page). After you downloaded the file you can install it via
sudo dpkg -i <path-to-file>.
If that doesn't work, the solutions given here should still work.
Basically it's about installing old MySQL versions via Synaptic packet manager (which you can easily install by typing
sudo apt-get install synaptic in a terminal if it isn't already installed).
As mentioned in the post I linked above you might need to add a certain PPA for the specific version. You can do that with the command
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:<user>/<ppa-name> - nevertheless be carefull of which sources you are going to trust.
To find the right PPAs you will have to use a search engine.