Install mysql from your distribution.
If Required by your distribution, install the initial database (e.g. Slackware requires this)
Start mysql on your local computer with
/etc/init.d/mysql start #BSD style init (e.g. Slackware): /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld start
Build up a connection to mysql:
mysql --user root mysql> show databases;
Set root's password.
mysql> set password = password("new_password");
Set up a GUI to administer your new mysql database.
Note: You may also want to use the following as it lets you set up the root password and removes the testing database.
Depending on your setup you may also have to give username and password like this:
mysql --user root --password password1
Show all databases
Show all tables
To list all tables of the database database, issue
use database show tables;
Show all users
select user from mysql.user;
Add a user
This adds a user named user1 with a password password1
mysql --user root --password password1 grant all on * to 'user1'@'localhost' identified by 'password1' with grant option;
skip-networking will tell MySQL to not listen to the TCP/IP port. This is for databases that will only be accessed by the local machine. Why open a port if you don't have to?
un-comment in /etc/my.conf
OR add the option "--skip-networking" to the execution line in the startup script.