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How to Install MySQL to Standalone Tomcat Appliance

Hi there,

Can someone describe how can I install MySQL, phpmyadmin to the Standalone Tomcat Appliance.

I connect with putty bia ssh to the server and try to run the command "aptitude install mysql-server mysql-client libmysqlclient15-dev" but the server returns "bash: aptitude: command not found"


Any idea???? Please help me!!!!


Jeremy Davis's picture

2 options

1) just use apt-get, eg:

apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client libmysqlclient15-dev


2) install aptitude first (followed by your above line) ie:

apt-get install aptitude
aptitude install mysql-server mysql-client libmysqlclient15-dev

Hi JedMeister, Firstly thank

Hi JedMeister,

Firstly thank you for the prompt answer!

I want now to set the enviroment variables with the command "export" for "Apache Ant" , "Java JDK 6", "Apache Tomcat"  as:

JAVA_HOME – The Java JDK (NOT the JRE) installation directory.

ANT_HOME – The Apache Ant installation directory.

CATALINA_HOME – The Apache Tomcat installation directory.

The problem is that I don't know where is the installation folders!

I need also the installation folder of the Java JDK in order to copy into MySQL Connector/J v3.1.14 JDBC driver , Sun JavaMail API (v1.4.X).

Please if someone knows the solutions help me!

Alon Swartz's picture

Already set in /etc/environment?

I currently don't have a tomcat instance infront of me, but from my notes most of the variables should already be set in /etc/environment, for example:
CATALINA_OPTS="-server -Xms384M -Xmx512M -XX:MaxPermSize=256M"
BTW, you can perform a search for "package owned files" like this:
dpkg --search pattern ...
This should provide all the path information required. If you think the default installation configuration should include other variables, let us know.

Hi again Alon Swartz, I think

Hi again Alon Swartz,

I think that the system should include also the "ANT_HOME" also....

Some other thinks that might be in the install could be the "Sun JavaMail API (v1.4.X)" and "MySQL Connector/J v3.1.14 JDBC driver" in case someone install the MySQL.....


Thank you so much Alon

Thank you so much Alon Swartz!!!

Everything is in place now!!


Guest's picture

When I run this command:   

When I run this command:

   apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client libmysqlclient15-dev

I get this response:

  E: Couldn't find package mysql-server


 Any ideas?

Jeremy Davis's picture

Run apt-get update

Try running

apt-get update

first. If that errors too, check network connections.

Guest's picture

Doing the "apt-get update"

Doing the "apt-get update" worked.  

The root of my problem was that DNS wasn't resolving when  VMWare Workstation was setup using a bridged network connection. 

Thanks!  These appliances are excellent!

Guest's picture

reason why

This is probably why DNS resolution didn't work in your VM (if you're using Shrew Soft VPN - connected or not)...



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