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    Unhappy MySQL for Linux

    I downloaded the freeware version of MySQL so I can create a forum using php, but when I installed the rpm it says set a password for root. So I tryed the command to set the password '/usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root -p password' but it says that the file 'mysqladmin' does not exist. So I decided to download the binarys, now I can see the file 'mysqladmin' but I can't execute it, it still says the file does not exist. Anybody know whats wrong? Could you please help me, thanks.
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    (All right, all right, you guys talked me into it, I will just learn PHP instead of using ASP.)

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    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    u mightned have install mysqladmin try just using mysql at the promt or install a front end

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    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    correct path?
    if i remember correctly mysqladmin is by default in
    /usr/local/mysql/current/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'secret'

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    Aug 2001
    You may need to actually be logged in as root (or a user with root priviledges) in order to install MySQL on your machine. Type 'su' at the command prompt (without the quotes '') and then type your root password when prompted. You should then be able to install MySQL.
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