On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 08:49:26AM +0100, George Palframan wrote: > I am trying to get MySQL to work on a Linux box running Debian. I > know little about either technologies so if anybody could offer some > help in what i need to do to get it running I would very much > appreiciate it. What stage are you at in the installation? If you have the mysql-server package installed, read the installation notes. On my system: $ less /usr/share/doc/mysql-server/README.Debian $ man -k mysql $ man mysql I find that it's better to use the mysql-server package from the unstable distribution right now. It seems to me that it's slightly more reliable than the ones in stable or testing, and certainly it's a lot newer. After it's installed OK, it should start running. You'll need to set a root password though, but the installation notes describe how to do that. Hope this is of some help. -- Andrew Chadwick, UNIX/Internet Programmer, PR Newswire Europe, Oxford -- The views or opinions above are solely mine and are not necessarily those of PR Newswire Europe. The message may contain privileged or confidential information; if you are not a named recipient, notify me, and do not copy, use, or disclose this message. <andrew.chadwick at prnewswire.co.uk>.