I have the 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 on my machine. I want to install the MySQL server from here. But I am confused which version to download.

My best guess is that, since Ubuntu is apparently a Debian distribution, I should go for the "Debian Linux 6.0 (x86, 64-bit), DEB" version of MySQL. Any pointers would really help.

  • Use MariaDB... lol. This question is not well suited for this site though. Try the superuser site.
    – Namphibian
    May 13, 2014 at 5:16
  • How about sudo apt-get install mysql-server?
    – Phil
    May 13, 2014 at 5:17
  • You can use the DEB or generic 64-bit TAR archive. Why not just apt-get install mysql-server? May 13, 2014 at 5:19
  • Stability is important. apt-get installs the most recent stable version of MySQL Server. So do not doubt and use it :)
    – Mohebifar
    May 13, 2014 at 5:38
  • I downloaded the Debian version mentioned in my question, but the software center gave me the warning when i tried to install "The installation of a package which violates the quality standards isn't allowed. This could cause serious problems on your computer. Please contact the person or organisation who provided this package file and include the details beneath."
    – faizal
    May 13, 2014 at 6:03

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I downloaded the "Linux - Generic (glibc 2.5) (x86, 64-bit), Compressed TAR Archive" and installed it following the instructions at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/binary-installation.html. Did not give me any problems as of yet.

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Will give you the most recent MySQL server that works with your machine.

  • Does that download the community server, Enterprise edition, or cluster server?
    – faizal
    May 13, 2014 at 5:49
  • I am not sure. I installed my server that way, and it seems to be working just like a MySQL server.
    – user3105700
    May 13, 2014 at 5:52
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    I tried apt-get but it looks like it is downloading the 5.5 version, while the MySQL site has a 5.6 version.
    – faizal
    May 13, 2014 at 6:07
  • It may be due to outdated software on your system.
    – user3105700
    May 13, 2014 at 6:08
  • I have the latest Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version and all system updates till date installed.
    – faizal
    May 13, 2014 at 6:19

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