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How to install MySQL on Rocky Linux 8

Jul 30, 2021 · 1 min read · Post a comment

Installing MySQL on Rocky Linux it’s quite easy and quick. A lot of today’s applications are using MySQL as a web database. MySQL is an open source database and offers a lot of features.


  • Rocky Linux 8
  • sudo privileges

Install MySQL on Rocky Linux 8

Step 1. Run the system update command.

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Now, you need to enable the MySQL AppStream module.

sudo dnf module enable mysql:8.0

Step 3. Install MySQL.

sudo dnf install @mysql

Step 4. Enable and start the MySQL service:

sudo systemctl enable --now mysqld
sudo systemctl start mysqld
sudo systemctl status mysqld

Step 5. To check the version, execute:

mysql --version

Secure MySQL 8 on Rocky Linux 8

After installing the MySQL server, good practice is to secure the database server by executing the following command:

sudo mysql_secure_installation


This tutorial shows you how to install and secure the latest MySQL version on Rocky Linux 8. Feel free to leave a comment below and if you find this tutorial useful, follow our official channel on Telegram.