This article will show you how to install MySQL 5.6 on CentOS 6.7.
In writing this how-to, I have assumed that you are running a stock installation of CentOS 6.7, and that you DO NOT already have MySQL installed.
1. Install the MySQL Community repository
First, we need to install the Official MySQL Community repository, this is done by entering the following commands:
rpm -Uvh http://repo.mysql.com/mysql-community-release-el6-5.noarch.rpm
You should now be ready to install MySQL 5.6!
2. Installing MySQL 5.6
Type in the following commands to install MySQL 5.6
yum -y install mysql mysql-server
Type in the below to verify the correct packages were installed:
rpm -qa | grep mysql
The output should look similar to the following:
mysql-community-release-el6-5.noarch mysql-community-common-5.6.27-2.el6.x86_64 mysql-community-client-5.6.27-2.el6.x86_64 mysql-community-server-5.6.27-2.el6.x86_64 mysql-community-libs-5.6.27-2.el6.x86_64 mysql-community-libs-compat-5.6.27-2.el6.x86_64
Now you can start MySQL 5.6 using the following command:
chkconfig mysqld on service mysqld start
Verify that MySQL 5.6 is running:
And you should see output similar to the following:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 2 Server version: 5.6.27 MySQL Community Server (GPL)
That’s all she wrote!
Upgrading from MySQL 5.5 is a fairly easy process, and I’ll be writing a guide on that soon. However, upgrading from earlier versions of MySQL (such as MySQL 5.1) requires a bit more work. I’ll see writing on article on How to Upgrade MySQL 5.1 to MySQL 5.6 on CentOS 6.7 so stay tuned!