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Old 09-28-2001
rpms vs make

Ok, this is probably a real simple question....I have RH 7.1 and i wanted to know do I have to install the RPM packages for software or can i use the binaries and do make ...make install.

# 2  
Old 09-29-2001
"make" is used when compiling source packages
not binaries.

The rpm's work just fine. Why not use them?
# 3  
Old 09-29-2001
I have been trying to get mysql working on my computer. I have a computer which is almost the exact same and mysql work right after i installed it...I thought If I use the binaries it might work better.
# 4  
Old 09-29-2001
Yes... rpm will install the binaries for you.
I was confused as to why you wanted to use
make since that would be used to build binaries
from source.
# 5  
Old 09-29-2001
Ok, I may have confused you and me more. Yes I want to download source and use make and then make install. I tried the mysql RPM's but i keep getting this error 2002 message just trying to start the mysqld so im getting desparate. My boss needs mysql up and running wednesday with the database.

Any ideas???
# 6  
Old 09-29-2001
OK. Now I have the full picture.
Remove MySQL from your system then grab
what you need from:


...you should find everything you need there
code, binaries, docs, etc.

You can also try grabbing the RedHat RPMs
from there and try installing that... it may
work properly.
# 7  
Old 09-30-2001
has anyone every got error 2002 mysql and knows the way to deal with it. I went to google and did a search and every answer i get is different and none have worked.

And later that same hour.......

Ok, went to mysql.com and am commig up with more answers....Why would safe_mysql end every time it is started ???

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