MySQL is a relational database management system. MySQL 8 is the latest version available for installation on Linux systems.
If you need to install MySQL 5.7, the official repository provides packages up to Fedora 31. The latest Fedora version are recommended to use MySQL 8.0. Use other article to install MySQL 5.7 on Fedora 31/30 and earlier versions.
This tutorial will help you to install MySQL 8.0 on Fedora 34/33/32/31/30 Linux systems.
Step 1 – Prerequisites
Login to your Fedora system and open a terminal. Now upgrade the current packages to the latest version by running the following command.
sudo dnf update
Step 2 – Setup Yum Repository
The MySQL team officially provides yum repository for the installation of MySQL community server on a Fedora systems. Create a new yum repository file using the content below:
[mysql80-community] name=MySQL 8.0 Community Server baseurl=http://repo.mysql.com/yum/mysql-8.0-community/fc/$releasever/$basearch/ enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-mysql
Save file and close.
Step 3 – Install MySQL Server
Now, run the following command to install the
mysql-community-server packages on your Fedora system. This will also install all other required dependencies on your system.
sudo dnf install mysql-community-server sudo systemctl enable mysqld.service sudo systemctl start mysqld.service
Now, follow the post-installation instructions.
Step 4 – MySQL Post Installation Setup
The MySQL community server has been installed on your system. The installer will also generate a random password and set for the root user. You can find the root user password in log files.
grep 'A temporary password is generated' /var/log/mysqld.log | tail -1 2018-10-16T11:49:31.216147Z 1 [Note] A temporary password is generated for [email protected]: ,yJrusM58kW7
Now run the following command to apply security on the MySQL server. Simply execute the below command and follow the security wizard.
Follow the onscreen instructions. Change your root account password and Press Y for all other operations to apply improved security.
- Change the password for root? – Press y and change root password
- Remove anonymous users? Press y
- Disallow root login remotely? Press y
- Remove test database and access to it? (Press y
- Reload privilege tables now? Press y
Step 5 – Connect MySQL Terminal
All done. You can now connect to the MySQL server using the command line. The following command will connect MySQL running on the localhost as the root user. This will prompt for the root account password. You can also install LAMP stack on Fedora and configure PHPMyAdmin on fedora to access databases graphically.
mysql -u root -p
That’s it. You have successfully installed MySQL Server 8.0 on your Fedora Linux system.