I'm pretty new to the whole linux, mysql, php industry and was wondering if I could get a little help on the installation of mysql onto my linux box (redhat 6.1).

I'm trying to follow the tutorial for mysql and php but run into a couple problems with the installation of mysql 3.23.38. Everytime I run the command

% ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mysql

My system will start the installation but stalls. I have to ctrl-c to get back to the prompt. When I check PID's I have 3 assigned to mysqld. From this point on I can't continue the installation since it can't find any of the commands (i.e. make).

Any help that you can give me would be grately appreciated. But please ask questions gently still a newbie.

Thanks in advance.