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gunzip -dc mysql-3.23.55.tar.gz ¦ tar.xv
Everything works fine until I have to type this:
In that line I get an error message saying that it could not locate the server.
Oh, and if the prefix is .'/usr/local/mysql' should you not be using '/usr/local/mysql/bin/safe_mysqld &'?
many of the terms used are not commun to me
RPM is a format of packaging. All the applications that were installed along with your system were originally packed on a .rpm file.
Your distribution should have an update application. Run it and it should list the packages available for installation. Probably it will ask for the CD.