Ok, I've used the older version, but I get the following error when I try to install the databases:
root@sam-AMILO-Li-2727:/usr/local/mysql# scripts/mysql_install_db --user=mysql
FATAL ERROR: Could not find mysqld
The following directories were searched:
If you compiled from source, you need to run 'make install' to
copy the software into the correct location ready for operation.
If you are using a binary release, you must either be at the top
level of the extracted archive, or pass the --basedir option
pointing to that location.
I did try the package version, but I couldn't find where mysql was located, and I needed to in order to carry out tasks later in the chapter.