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I just installed 64bit Ubuntu Server 10.04. Server is Dell PowerEdge R710 with Intel Xeon 5506 Quad Core CPU. I am trying to install MySQL server 5.5 now, just wondering which TAR file I should pick - IA-64 or X86 64-bit? Thanks.

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Why are you installing MySQL from a tar file? Ubuntu has prepackaged MySQL binaries. – Simon Richter Mar 28 '11 at 12:31
For MySQL 5.1 - not for MySQL 5.5 – Majenko Mar 28 '11 at 15:54
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X86 64-bit

That is unless you have an Itanium mainframe system (that's the ia64 architecture).

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Thanks for the quick response. – Tong Wang Mar 28 '11 at 10:17
Not exactly "mainframe." I've got two Itanium systems, one is 4U the other is 1U. Got them off eBay. – Zan Lynx Mar 28 '11 at 15:28

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