Not sure if this is where I should post this question...so my apologies if I break any rules.
I'm trying to install mysql on my linux box for the very first time and can't seem to get it going. I downloaded the mysql app to a /downloads folder i created on the / of the linux box.
I then right clicked what i'm thinking is the setup icon and clicked install and it appeared to install the files. Yet when I navigate to the /var/lib directory I don't see the mysqql files.
I'm thinking I may have messed up by creating and downloading to this directory. Can someone help me out on this or point me to a well documented source?