If you’re trying to set up your ubuntu desktop in order to carry out some LAMP stack development , you’ll need to install mySQL Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) . Ubuntu makes it easy to configure a LAMP server on ubuntu desktop, however depending on your set up you may want install mySQL separately.
How to install mySQL on ubuntu desktop
To install mysql open your terminal window
sudo apt-get install mysql-server libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql
During the installation task a window will pop up asking you to set a password for the “root” user
Once the install is complete we will need to activate the database
sudo mysql install db
The installation should now be complete.
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