2.4.3.4 MySQL Binaries Compiled by Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation provides a set of binary distributions of MySQL. In addition to binaries provided in platform-specific package formats, we offer binary distributions for a number of platforms in the form of compressed tar files (.tar.gz files). See Section 2.9, “Standard MySQL Installation from a Binary Distribution”. For Windows distributions, see Section 2.10, “Installing MySQL on Microsoft Windows”.

If you want to compile MySQL from a source distribution, see Section 2.17, “Installing MySQL from Source”. To compile a debug version of MySQL, see Section 2.17.3, “MySQL Source-Configuration Options” for options that enable debugging.