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    Tec Sam
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    How can I install MySQL, I keep downloading clients, but is that it? Please point me to the right download file and give me instructions.

    OS: Windows 95
    Using Microsoft Personal Web Server
    I have PHP3 installed
    I can't work out how to install MySQL
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    ckingsbury
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    That's funny, I had a lot more trouble with PHP than with MySQL.

    You will need to download both the server and the clients.

    All I did was create a directory in C: called mysql and unzipped and untarred the stuff into it. If I remember correctly the command is "gunzip -c -d filename-foo.tar.gz | tar xvf -" or something like that. (Does MySQL still come zipped and tarred?) Please note this applies only to GNU zip and Tar, which can be downloaded for free at www.gnu.org.

    Once you have that done, you just run c:mysqlbinmysqladmin -u root to get things started. mysqlbinmysqld starts the server.

    Hope that helps!
    -cwk.
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    Tec Sam
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    Thanks, PHP was a breeze for me. But I won't be needing it, I only just found out it was wrong for my database needs.
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    rod k
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    I'm curius as to why you say PHP is wrong for your needs?

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