Creating A Portable MySQL On CentOS 6 And Ubuntu 11.10 Linux From Sources
This tutorial shows how to create a portable MySQL installation on GNU/Linux. At the end of this guide you will obtain a portable MySQL installation on a target
directory with its own databases, binaries, logs, pid files, etc.
Consider always the use of a permission preserving packaging (like TAR)
for moving the installation between systems or removable storages.