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post Jun 4 2004, 09:19 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I'm trying to install mysql on my Red Hat 9.0 machine.
I've downloaded the file named: mysql-3.23.58.tar.gz to the following directory: cd /usr/local/src

Now when I enter the following on my terminal:

[root@localhost src]# tar xzf mysql-3.23.58.tar.gz

I get the following errors:

gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now


Thanks in advance... sad.gif
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post Jun 4 2004, 10:04 AM
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Its GNU/

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RedHat 9 has MySQL on the install disks ...

I would recommend you do the install using apt.

Download the RH9 version and and install, then use this as your /etc/apt/sources.list
# Red Hat Linux 9
rpm redhat/9/i386 os updates freshrpms
### Dag Apt Repository for Red Hat 9
rpm redhat/9.0/en/i386 dag
rpm redhat/en/i386/9.0 newrpms
rpm redhat/9/en/i386 at-testing at-good at-stable

Then you would update all the RH9 software to the latest with:

apt-get update

apt-get dist-upgrade

After you are done with that ... install synaptic like this:

apt-get install synaptic

Then run synaptic to install mysql...

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post Jun 4 2004, 01:43 PM
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[root@localhost src]# tar xzf mysql-3.23.58.tar.gz

If that gives you an error about unexpected EOF, then chances are, your download got fooled up. It's best to re-download the file from and try it again.

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