A free and stable version of MySQL is included with Ubuntu. MySQL is also available from the website http://www.mysql.com. The software is available in source code, binary, and APT format for Linux. You can use the Synaptic client to add the software to your system. See Chapter 7 for the details on adding (or removing) software.
After you have MySQL installed, you need to initialize the grant tables or permissions to access any or all databases and tables and column data within a database. You can do this by issuing mysqi_instaii_db as root. This command initializes the grant tables and creates a MySQL root user.
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