Which MySQL should I download?

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  1. scorpionbilli macrumors newbie

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    Hi people. Im a programming novice and Im a bit lost!

    I want to download MySQL but am confused by the number of MySQLs available for download from their website! I have a Macbook Tiger. Im reading stuff on Darwin v Rhapsody, and TAR v Package, please help!

    Thanks.
     
  2. unixfool macrumors 6502a

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    How do you plan to use MySQL? What project are you working on? What are you doing? Is your Mac pre-Intel (not that this REALLY matters, but it COULD)?

    Most programmers have an inkling of why they may need a particular software package, even novice programmers.

    EDIT:

    Looking at the MySQL pages, it shows the following --

    Code:
    [B]Mac OS X (package format) downloads (platform notes)[/B]
    Mac OS X 10.3 (PowerPC, 32-bit)		5.0.45	66.2M	Pick a mirror
    MD5: 24aeeb5f992284acb73101d28b0acb7a | Signature
    Mac OS X 10.4 (PowerPC, 32-bit)		5.0.45	62.6M	Pick a mirror
    MD5: fbf4b96a0ea03e0b979096c44bc05f89 | Signature
    Mac OS X 10.4, (PowerPC, 64-bit)	5.0.45	60.9M	Pick a mirror
    MD5: 8dac0fd7ad7673930cf0fe9931e182e3 | Signature
    Mac OS X 10.4 (x86)				5.0.45	61.0M	Pick a mirror
    MD5: ccb1b2221bea3a613d0ddc085ee350d3 | Signature
    
    [B]Mac OS X (TAR packages) downloads (platform notes)[/B]
    Mac OS X 10.3 (PowerPC, 32-bit)		5.0.45	66.2M	Pick a mirror
    MD5: 756d479e946bd63c6c9d0ada0bc9fd7b | Signature
    Mac OS X 10.4 (PowerPC, 32-bit)		5.0.45	62.9M	Pick a mirror
    MD5: 8952691089996c6b74cc48ee982bb710 | Signature
    Mac OS X 10.4 (PowerPC, 64-bit)		5.0.45	61.2M	Pick a mirror
    MD5: ce653922a872331d6d9be75c567f5a5a | Signature
    Mac OS X 10.4 (x86)		             5.0.45  61.0M   Pick a mirror
    MD5: aed47fd492dc294d90b22de41d20ef38 | Signature
    Mac OS X 10.4 (Universal)		   5.0.45  173.9M  Pick a mirror
    MD5: 34308c8e963e9e7674c902cd3055af99 | Signature
     
  3. scorpionbilli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey, thanks for the reply. Its exactly what you put above that confused me and Im not sure which one to download! Im following a book "Learning PHP and MySQL" (O'Reilly).

    Ive got a brand new macbook, so its intel based. I want to use apache, mysql and php for a networking website idea that I have.
     
  4. wildwobby macrumors member

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    Download either the X86 or Universal version...The universal will work on both powerPC and intel... the X86 is intel only.... the only difference is file size..

    One of theese:

    Mac OS X 10.4 (x86) 5.0.45 61.0M Pick a mirror
    MD5: aed47fd492dc294d90b22de41d20ef38 | Signature

    Mac OS X 10.4 (Universal) 5.0.45 173.9M Pick a mirror
    MD5: 34308c8e963e9e7674c902cd3055af99 | Signature

    EDIT:

    Don't howerver plan to use this to serve your website once its done... only use it too make it... The macBook and your internet is by no-means capable of serving pages to the world efficiently.
     
  5. scorpionbilli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow, thank you! I guess I'll be asking you more questions once I get to launch, if thats ok!! have a lovely weekend,

    ScorpionBilli.
     
  6. ale500 macrumors regular

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    Do not forget to install the GUI for OS X, as it is very good and is fully integrated into Mac OSX. I think Leopard comes with MySQL, irrelevant due to you using Tiger :). Just use the command line interface (mysql), it is great and you actually type the sql so you remember it later on.
     
  7. scorpionbilli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, I completely lost you on that last comment about the GUI etc, Im sorry! As I said Im a complete novice! Could you please explain?

    Also, Ive downloaded the noted program from above but theres no pkg file for me to click on and open, what have I done wrong? Ive been looking online for the past 3 hours for some help/instruction pages already up, but Im stuck!

    Im using Learning PHP and MySQL by Davis and Phillips from O'Reilly press.

    I may know very little about macs and nothing programming but Im determined to learn and make my website idea a reality! One day... :eek:

    Thank you everybody so far for you help!
     
  8. kylep6190 macrumors member

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    Hey I have been coding in PHP and MySQL for a couple years and made a bunch of sites. Just find a host online with Cpanel control panel and it will have something called PHPMyAdmin in it which makes it very easy for you to use and set up MySQL databases. I use www.webhostingbuzz.com as a host and they are great, VERY cheap too.
     
  9. scorpionbilli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi people,

    I downloaded mysql 5.0 but theres no pkg file for me to open and install the thing, what have I done wrong?!

    And to kyle6190, Im (a british expat) living in Germany, so is the site you gave me still valid?
     
  10. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I personally use Mamp to get Apache, PHP, and MySQL installed easily, http://www.mamp.info/en/mamp.html. I think it may be an easier option for you to try. Installing MySQL on its own then trying to make it work correctly with Apache and PHP can be a little more effort than most would like.
     

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