By default, when you install MySQL after compiling it from source, the installation step installs files under
/usr/local/mysql. The component locations under the installation directory are the
same as for binary distributions. See Table
2.3, "MySQL Installation Layout for Generic Unix/Linux Binary Package", and Section
2.3.1, "MySQL Installation Layout on Microsoft Windows". To configure installation locations different
from the defaults, use the options described at Section
2.9.4, "MySQL Source-Configuration Options".