While updating my class image to Fedora 27, I noticed that it installed the Akonadi Server. The documentation on the Akonadi server lacked some straightforward documentation. It also offered a bundled set of software that limited how to approach MySQL development.
So, I removed all those packages with the following syntax:
dnf remove `rpm -qa | grep akonadi`
After removing those Akonadi packages, I installed the MySQL Community Edition from the Fedora repo with this syntax:
yum install -y community-mysql*
Having installed MySQL Community Edition, I started the service with this command:
sudo service mysql start
Then, I ran the mysql_secure_installation script to secure the installation:
The script set the
root user’s password, remove the anonymous user, disallow remote
root login, and remove the test databases. Then, I verified connecting to the MySQL database with the following syntax:
mysql -uroot -ppassword
I enabled the MySQL Service to start with each reboot of the Fedora instance. I used the following command:
systemctl enable mysqld.service
It creates the following link:
ln -s '/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/mysqld.service' '/usr/lib/systemd/system/mysqld.service'
Now, I need to install and configure Apache, PHP, and upgrade Oracle Database 11g XE’s APEX 4 to 5.