I’m attempting to install mysql on Amazon Linux 2. I followed the instructions in the first answer here:
When I type:
sudo yum install mysql-community-server
Loaded plugins: extras_suggestions, langpacks, priorities, update-motd amzn2-core | 2.4 kB 00:00:00 amzn2extra-docker | 1.3 kB 00:00:00 http://repo.mysql.com/yum/mysql-connectors-community/fc/2/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 - Not Found Trying other mirror. One of the configured repositories failed (MySQL Connectors Community), and yum doesn't have enough cached data to continue. At this point the only safe thing yum can do is fail. There are a few ways to work "fix" this: 1. Contact the upstream for the repository and get them to fix the problem. 2. Reconfigure the baseurl/etc. for the repository, to point to a working upstream. This is most often useful if you are using a newer distribution release than is supported by the repository (and the packages for the previous distribution release still work). 3. Run the command with the repository temporarily disabled yum --disablerepo=mysql-connectors-community ... 4. Disable the repository permanently, so yum won't use it by default. Yum will then just ignore the repository until you permanently enable it again or use --enablerepo for temporary usage: yum-config-manager --disable mysql-connectors-community or subscription-manager repos --disable=mysql-connectors-community 5. Configure the failing repository to be skipped, if it is unavailable. Note that yum will try to contact the repo. when it runs most commands, so will have to try and fail each time (and thus. yum will be be much slower). If it is a very temporary problem though, this is often a nice compromise: yum-config-manager --save --setopt=mysql-connectors-community.skip_if_unavailable=true failure: repodata/repomd.xml from mysql-connectors-community: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try. http://repo.mysql.com/yum/mysql-connectors-community/fc/2/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 - Not Found
So, there’s a 404 error. How can I get around this?
The answer you linked to is wrong, though it might have accidentally worked at the time it was posted.
MySQL does not provide RPMs for Amazon Linux (either 1 or 2). The instructions given in that answer are for CentOS 7, and only work on RHEL 7, CentOS 7, or actual identical clones (Oracle, Scientific, etc.). Amazon Linux and Amazon Linux 2 are not guaranteed to be compatible with CentOS packages, or indeed, with packages from any other distribution.
If you need to use such packages, you also need to switch your Linux distribution.
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