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.

  • Why are you installing MySQL from a tar file? Ubuntu has prepackaged MySQL binaries. Mar 28, 2011 at 12:31
  • For MySQL 5.1 - not for MySQL 5.5
    – Majenko
    Mar 28, 2011 at 15:54

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X86 64-bit

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

  • Not exactly "mainframe." I've got two Itanium systems, one is 4U the other is 1U. Got them off eBay.
    – Zan Lynx
    Mar 28, 2011 at 15:28

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