How to Install MySQL 5.6 on CentOS 6.7

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 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:




Now you can start MySQL 5.6 using the following command:


chkconfig mysqld on
service mysqld start


Verify that MySQL 5.6 is running:


mysql -v


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!

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