Install MySQL 8.0 on CentOS 8

Install MySQL 8.0 on CentOS 8

1. Install the repo:

yum install https://repo.mysql.com/mysql80-community-release-el8-1.noarch.rpm

2. Check if repo has successfully been added:

yum repolist enabled | grep “mysql.*-community.*”

3. Install mysql and mysql-server:

yum install mysql mysql-server

4. Start MySQL Server

systemctl start mysqld

5. Check status of MySQL Server

systemctl status mysqld

6.Enable MySQL Server at Start

systemctl enable mysqld

4.Check on which portMySQL Server listening :

netstat -ntpl | grep mysqld

You should see it listens on port 3306
5. Verify MySQL version using:

mysql –version

MySQL has generated a temporary password which we will use t reset the root password.
6. To obtain the password run the command:

grep ‘password’ /path/to/mysql/log

7. Then run:


8. Connect to MySQL using:

mysql -u root -p

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