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Trouble Installing Alfresco On SUSE 11

Question asked by ronca_lapor on Feb 4, 2010
Latest reply on Feb 7, 2010 by ronca_lapor
Hello everyone!

I am trying to install Alfresco onto my SUSE linux server enterprise; but i am having difficulties

as you guys know; JavaDK and MySQL is a pre-requisite to install Alfresco.
I was following the installation guide for linux

I managed to get JDK working, but when it comes to mysql, my software manager says it is already installed.
that seems fine; however i was never asked to configure it.
if i enter
zypper search mysql 

i get an output like this:

S | Name                         | Summary                          | Type     
–+——————————+———————————-+———–
i | MySQL-client-community       | MySQL - Client                   | package  
  | bytefx-data-mysql            | Database connectivity for Mono   | package  
  | courier-authlib-mysql        | MySQL support for the Courier -> | package  
  | dovecot12-backend-mysql      | MySQL support for Dovecot        | package  
  | libapr-util1-dbd-mysql       | DBD driver for MySQL             | package  
  | libgda-3_0-mysql             | MySQL Provider for GNU Data Ac-> | package  
  | libgda-4_0-mysql             | MySQL Provider for GNU Data Ac-> | package  
  | libmysqlclient-devel         | MySQL Development Header Files-> | package  
  | libmysqlclient15             | MySQL Shared Libraries           | package  
  | libmysqlclient16             | MySQL Shared Libraries           | package  
i | libmysqlclient_r15           | MySQL Shared Libraries           | package  
i | libmysqlclient_r16           | MySQL Shared Libraries           | package  
  | libmysqlcppconn-devel        | Development files for MySQL Co-> | package  
  | libmysqlcppconn1             | MySQL Connector/C++: Standardi-> | package  
  | libmysqld-devel              | MySQL embedded server developm-> | package  
i | libqt4-sql-mysql             | Qt 4 MySQL support               | package  
  | lighttpd-mod_mysql_vhost     | MySQL based virtual hosts (vho-> | package  
  | mysql                        | A True Multiuser, Multithreade-> | package  
  | mysql                        | A True Multiuser, Multithreade-> | srcpackage
  | mysql-Max                    | MySQL - Server with Berkeley DB  | package  
  | mysql-administrator          | A MySQL Server Management, Con-> | package  
  | mysql-bench                  | MySQL - Benchmarks               | package  
  | mysql-client                 | MySQL Client                     | package  
  | mysql-connector-java         | Official JDBC Driver for MySQL   | package  
  | mysql-connector-java-javadoc | Official JDBC Driver for MySQL   | package  
  | mysql-connector-java-manual  | Official JDBC Driver for MySQL   | package  
  | mysql-debug                  | MySQL server with debug option-> | package  
  | mysql-gui-tools              | Common Files for MySQL GUI Tools | package  
  | mysql-ndb-extra              | MySQL - ndbcluster storage eng-> | package  
  | mysql-ndb-management         | MySQL - ndbcluster storage eng-> | package  
  | mysql-ndb-storage            | MySQL - ndbcluster storage eng-> | package  
  | mysql-ndb-tools              | MySQL - ndbcluster storage eng-> | package  
  | mysql-query-browser          | A Graphical MySQL Query Shell    | package  
  | mysql-test                   | MySQL testsuite                  | package  
  | mysql-tools                  | MySQL tools                      | package  
  | mysql-workbench              | A MySQL visual modeling tool     | package  
  | pdns-backend-mysql           | MySQL backend for pdns           | package  
  | perl-DBD-mysql               | Interface to the MySQL database  | package  
  | perl-DBD-mysql               | Interface to the MySQL database  | srcpackage
  | php5-mysql                   | PHP5 Extension Module            | package  
  | postfix-mysql                | Postfix plugin to support MySQ-> | package  
  | python-mysql                 | An Interface to the Popular My-> | package  
  | python-mysql                 | An Interface to the Popular My-> | srcpackage
  | qt3-mysql                    | MySQL Plug-In for Qt             | package  
  | rsyslog-module-mysql         | MySQL support module for rsyslog | package  
  | ruby-mysql                   | MySQL bindings for Ruby          | package  
  | ulogd-mysql                  | MySQL output plugin for ulogd    | package  

and when i try installing the first package
zypper install MySQL-client-community

I get a messege saying that it is already installed.
Loading repository data…
Reading installed packages…
'MySQL-client-community' is already installed.
Resolving package dependencies…

Nothing to do.

also worth pointing out that i cannot start/stop mysql

sudo service mysql [start|stop|restart|status]
output
service: no such service mysql

have I got the wrong package? should I be using another repository, i got the ones from the openSUSE website
because unlike in the alfresco guide for linux users, so far i have not been asked to configure mysql

what really bugs me is that i've had alfresco running on a ubuntu server no problem, but when it comes to SUSE, YaST is there just to tell me what i cannot do. :(

any help will be apreciated…

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