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  • Piyush Ranjan

MySql 8.0 on OEL 7.9

This article demonstrates MySQL 8.0.31 installation on OEL 7.9 version.


Now, we will use WGET utility to download the RPM.

wget https://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql80-community-release-el7-7.noarch.rpm

Adding the MySQL Yum Repository

yum install -y mysql80-community-release-el7-7.noarch.rpm

Installing MySQL

yum install mysql-community-server -y

Start MySQL service and enable it to auto-start on reboot

# chkconfig mysqld on
# service mysqld start

Start the MySQL server with the following command:

# systemctl start mysqld

You can check the status of the MySQL server with the following command:

# systemctl status mysqld

A superuser account 'root'@'localhost' is created. A password for the superuser is set and stored in the error log file. To reveal it, use the following command

# grep 'temporary password' /var/log/mysqld.log

Change the root password as soon as possible by logging in with the generated, temporary password and set a custom password for the superuser account:

# mysql -uroot -p
mysql>ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'P@ssword123'; 


Create MySQL Database

Once MySQL installation is done, let us connect to the database


Use the below command to create a new database

mysql> create database mydb;

List all the databases

mysql> show databases;

To switch between databases use the below command

mysql> exit

You can make new connections directly to the database as follows.

$ mysql --user=root --database=mydb --password
Enter password:

Installation Done!


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