How to Install MySQL 5.7 on CentOS/RHEL 7/6, Fedora 27/26/25

MySQL community has released MySQL 5.7 Release. Its available on MySQL official website. For this article We are using CentOS 7.2, 64 Bit System. For other Operating system version ( Like: windows ) you may download files from here. Also change the rpm names in all given commands in this tutorial.

Step 1 – Enable MySQL Repository

First of all, You need to enable MySQL 5.7 community release yum repository on your system. The rpm packages for yum repository configuration are available on MySQL official website. Use on of below command as per your operating system version.

-- On CentOS and RHEL 7 -- 
yum localinstall https://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql57-community-release-el7-9.noarch.rpm

-- On CentOS and RHEL 6 -- 
yum localinstall https://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql57-community-release-el6-9.noarch.rpm

-- On Fedora 27 -- 
dnf install https://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql57-community-release-fc27-9.noarch.rpm

-- On Fedora 26 -- 
dnf install https://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql57-community-release-fc26-9.noarch.rpm

-- On Fedora 25 -- 
dnf install https://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql57-community-release-fc25-9.noarch.rpm

Step 2 – Install MySQL 5.7 Server

As you have successfully enabled MySQL yum repository on your system. Now, install MySQL 5.7 community server using following commands as per your operating system version.

On CentOS and RHEL 7/6

yum install mysql-community-server

On Fedora 27/26/25:

# dnf install mysql-community-server

The above command will install MySQL community server will other dependencies on your system. During the installation process of packages, a temporary password is created and logs to MySQL log files. Use the following command to find your temporary MySQL password.

Get Temporary root Password:

grep 'A temporary password' /var/log/mysqld.log |tail -1

Sample output:

2017-03-30T02:57:10.981502Z 1 [Note] A temporary password is generated for root@localhost: Nm(!pKkkjo68e

#3. Start MySQL Service

After installing rpms use following command to start MySQL Service.

service mysqld start

#4. Initial MySQL Configuration

Execute mysql_secure_installation script and follow the wizard. It will prompt for root password. Use the temporary root password got in above step.

/usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation

This wizzard will prompt you for inputs. Input new strong password for MySQL root account. For remaining options read option and provide input as required. We recommend to pree ‘y’ to all for better security.

Securing the MySQL server deployment.

Enter password for user root: **********

The 'validate_password' plugin is installed on the server.
The subsequent steps will run with the existing configuration
of the plugin.
Using existing password for root.

Estimated strength of the password: 100
Change the password for root ? ((Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y

New password: ******************

Re-enter new password: ******************

Estimated strength of the password: 100
Do you wish to continue with the password provided?(Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y
By default, a MySQL installation has an anonymous user,
allowing anyone to log into MySQL without having to have
a user account created for them. This is intended only for
testing, and to make the installation go a bit smoother.
You should remove them before moving into a production
environment.

Remove anonymous users? (Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y
Success.


Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from
'localhost'. This ensures that someone cannot guess at
the root password from the network.

Disallow root login remotely? (Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y
Success.

By default, MySQL comes with a database named 'test' that
anyone can access. This is also intended only for testing,
and should be removed before moving into a production
environment.


Remove test database and access to it? (Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y
 - Dropping test database...
Success.

 - Removing privileges on test database...
Success.

Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes
made so far will take effect immediately.

Reload privilege tables now? (Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y
Success.

All done!

Step – Login to MySQL

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MySQL 5.7. Let login to MySQL using root access and try to create a dummy database. Use the password you have assigned to Step #4.

mysql -h localhost -u root -p 

After login to MySQL server create a test database using following command.

 

Step 6 – Check MySQL Version

Verify your MySQL version installed on your system. The following command will display installed MySQL version.

 mysql -V

mysql  Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.7.17, for Linux (x86_64) using  EditLine wrapper
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