How do I install MySQL 4.1 on Debian Etch / Debian 4.0?

Hi Folks,

I ran into that problem and here is a quite easy solution, thanks to


  •  edit /etc/apt/sources.list
    add the following line:
    deb /
  • edit /etc/apt/preferences
    add the following lines:

    Package: mysql-server-4.1
    Pin: version 4.1.11b-etch*
    Pin-Priority: 1001
  • aptitude update
  • aptitude install mysql-server-4.1 mysql-client-4.1 mysql-common-4.1 libmysqlclient14
That´s it, enjoy!


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