How to Install MySQL Database in Linux Using Yum

I will show you how to install MySQL database server in Linux CentOS using yum command. It very straight forward and easy as long as your server connected directly to internet:

[root@myserver tmp]# yum install mysql-server
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 * addons:
 * base:
 * epel:
 * extras:
 * updates:
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package mysql-server.x86_64 0:5.0.77-4.el5_5.4 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: mysql = 5.0.77-4.el5_5.4 for package: mysql-server
--> Processing Dependency: perl-DBD-MySQL for package: mysql-server
--> Running transaction check
---> Package mysql.x86_64 0:5.0.77-4.el5_5.4 set to be updated
---> Package perl-DBD-MySQL.x86_64 0:3.0007-2.el5 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package              Arch         Version                  Repository     Size
 mysql-server         x86_64       5.0.77-4.el5_5.4         updates       9.8 M
Installing for dependencies:
 perl-DBD-MySQL       x86_64       3.0007-2.el5             base          148 k
Updating for dependencies:
 mysql                x86_64       5.0.77-4.el5_5.4         updates       4.8 M

Transaction Summary
Install       2 Package(s)
Upgrade       1 Package(s)

Total download size: 15 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:

(1/3): perl-DBD-MySQL-3.0007-2.el5.x86_64.rpm            | 148 kB     00:17
(2/3): mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_5.4.x86_64.rpm                 | 4.8 MB     06:40
(3/3): mysql-server-5.0.77-4.el5_5.4.x86_64.rpm          | 9.8 MB     15:12
Total                                            11 kB/s |  15 MB     22:20
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Updating       : mysql                                                    1/4
  Installing     : perl-DBD-MySQL                                           2/4
  Installing     : mysql-server                                             3/4
  Cleanup        : mysql                                                    4/4

  mysql-server.x86_64 0:5.0.77-4.el5_5.4

Dependency Installed:
  perl-DBD-MySQL.x86_64 0:3.0007-2.el5

Dependency Updated:
  mysql.x86_64 0:5.0.77-4.el5_5.4