In Generic binary Installation method, we are extracting compressed tar files of MySQL and later we can do customization for MySQL setup as per our requirement. Like having different data directory, log directory etc.
MySQL Generic Binaries can be used to install MySQL on Unix/Linux platforms.
MySQL Installation has a dependency on the libaio library. Make sure that is there on a server before mysql install.
Create a mysql user and group, which we will use as a service account for the mysql server.
shell> groupadd mysql
shell> useradd -r -g mysql -s /bin/false mysql
Extract MySQL binaries TAR to mysql base directory for example in /mysql dir
Create require directories and set appropriate permissions.
shell> cd mysql