I am trying to install the MySQL GUI tools onto my PC-BSD system.
The steps I've taken:
I read http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
I went to the MySQL website and clicked download, MySQL GUI Tools - I did not see any download for a BSD system. (I did, however, see a 'Generic' Linux TAR - I recognize TAR from the research I've done on Packages...tarball right?, I also saw a Fedore Core RPM)
Next, I went to http://www.pbidir.com
to look for MySQL GUI tools. - No results
Next, I searched http://www.freebsd.org/ports/
and searched for MySQL GUI Tools - No results
I re-read http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO885 ... ports.html
- this document reads as if there is a port and/or package for the application desired, but it does not cover what to do if you do not find your desired application. (Please do not take the previous statement as a flame, it is just something I noticed about the document.)
I re-read the 'Quick Guide' on my desktop with regard to installing applications - again, no suggestions on what to do if your application is not in the ports list.
I read 'Installing Software' under 'Guides' on this board. It suggested downloading the LinuxBaseFC4 pbi file and installing it. When I do, it asks me the following: "Replace linux_base-fc-4_9 Base set of packages needed in Linux mode (for i386/amd64) with linux_base_fc-4_6?" - I clicked 'No' and the installation closed.
1. Should I have said 'yes' to replace the base set?
2. Since there is a base set on my system, does that mean I can install the FC4 RPM from the MySQL website?
3. Can I install the .tar file?
4. If I can install the .tar file, how do I go about doing so?
5. If I install either file, is there a chance I will screw something up on my system?
the reason I have not attempted to install the rpm file already is because I am finally up and running with the majority of the software I need for web development and I don't want to screw it up to the point that I have to reinstall, so please forgive me for not jumping in head first.
I have tried to include all the information I could think of, but if I've missed something, please let me know.
Thank you for taking the time to help me out.