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Install MySQL Server 4.1 on Ubuntu

Installing MySQL 4.1 Server on Ubuntu is a quick and easy process. It almost feels like it should be more difficult.

Open a terminal window, and use the following command:

sudo apt-get install mysql-server-4.1

If you are running PHP you will also need to install the php module for mysql 4:

sudo apt-get install php4-mysql

To create a new database, use the mysqladmin command:

mysqladmin create <databasename>

See, really easy!

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  • Published 12/28/06

Comments (3)

  1. jake

    hello i was hoping u could give me step by step instructions on how to Create my own World of warcraft server for Burning Crusade. because i recently joined a private server and i got to 70 sure but i couldnt be a GM (game master) so i couldnt do really anything because there are only 6 people on the server and they are all of the same faction.

  2. underwood


    How can I install MySQL 4.1 on Ubuntu Server 8.04? When this is not possible, what is the newest Ubuntu Server Version that supports MySQL 4.1?

    Thanks and Greets

  3. Beth

    Still cant instal it instead…

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