The MySQL installation procedure depends on whether you will install MySQL Enterprise Server or MySQL Community Server. The set of applicable platforms depends on which distribution you will install:
For MySQL Enterprise Server, the officially supported platforms are listed at http://www.mysql.com/support/supportedplatforms.html.
MySQL Community Server runs on the platforms listed at Section 2.1.1, “Operating Systems Supported by MySQL Community Server”.
For MySQL Enterprise Server, install the main distribution plus any service packs or hotfixes that you wish to apply using the Enterprise Installer. For platforms that do not yet have an Enterprise Installer, use the Community Server instructions.
For MySQL Community Server, install the main distribution plus any hotfixes and updates:
Download a binary release, or download a source release and build MySQL yourself from the source code.
Retrieve MySQL from the Bazaar tree and build it from source. The Bazaar tree contains the latest developer code.
The immediately following sections contain the information necessary to choose, download, and verify your distribution. The instructions in later sections of the chapter describe how to install the distribution that you choose. For binary distributions, see the instructions at Section 2.2, “Standard MySQL Installation Using a Binary Distribution”. To build MySQL from source, use the instructions at Section 2.10, “MySQL Installation Using a Source Distribution”.