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Finally start mysql up with :
Finally start mysql up with :

Revision as of 10:26, 27 July 2011


This document describes how to set up your Arch system so MySQL Databases can be accessed via Java programs.


Installing MySQL

To start with, switch to the system user, then install MySQL.

su (enter your system password)
pacman -S mysql

There are now two "fixes" you have to make. Firstly edit the file my.conf to allow network access

gedit /etc/my.cnf

Find the line with skip_networking in and comment it out so it looks like this


Finally start mysql up with :

/etc/rc.d/mysqld start

Installing JDBC

JDBC PKGBUILD is currently in AUR repository.

You can also download it from http://www.mysql.com/products/connector-j/ and

( x=mysql-connector-java-*-bin.jar; install -D $x /opt/java/jre/lib/ext/${x##*/} )


To access mysql's command line tool,


Creating the test database

The following commands create a database and allow a user 'paulr'. You will need to change the user name to whatever yours is.

create database emotherearth;
grant all privileges on emotherearth.* to paulr@localhost identified by "paulr";
flush privileges;

Now press Ctrl+D to exit the command line tool.

Creating the test program

Use an editor to create a file DBDemo.java with the following code in it. You will need to change the username and password appropriately.

import java.sql.*;
import java.util.Properties;
public class DBDemo
 // The JDBC Connector Class.
 private static final String dbClassName = "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver";
 // Connection string. emotherearth is the database the program
 // is connecting to. You can include user and password after this
 // by adding (say) ?user=paulr&password=paulr. Not recommended!
 private static final String CONNECTION =
 public static void main(String[] args) throws
   // Class.forName(xxx) loads the jdbc classes and
   // creates a drivermanager class factory
   // Properties for user and password. Here the user and password are both 'paulr'
   Properties p = new Properties();
   // Now try to connect
   Connection c = DriverManager.getConnection(CONNECTION,p);
   System.out.println("It works !");

Running the Program

To compile and run the program enter

javac DBDemo.java
java DBDemo

and hopefully, it should print out

This is the database connection
It works !