newbie install question

Bob Collins bobc at
Wed Nov 26 09:42:03 PST 2003

On Wed, Nov 26, 2003, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Bob Collins <bobc at> writes:
> > I did mine the hard way. I grabbed that file and put into /tmp. I then
> > gunzipped un-tarred and configured and made. It worked, but surely the
> > distfiles methods is easiest.
> It also means you can't use the package tools on the program should
> you want to remove it in the future (or update it, etc.).

Yes, I know. I seem to have great aim when it comes to shooting myself
in the foot. ;-) Fortunately, I see no pressing need for me to upgrade
or remove MySQL, as the current config is exactly what I need.

I'll remember this for next time.

BTW, I guess I am not the only one to not be able to install MySQL from
ports. I have tried on three different machines all running 4.9 and it
never worked. Go figure.


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