Sometimes it would be handy if you know how to re-package a MySQL rpm. You might wonder how this will benefit your system. Well, for starters, consider if you have custom-built scripts that needs to be in all the database servers. Also, consider if you have a standard way of organizing your database structure such as separating your logs with your data files.
A re-packaged MySQL rpm would come very handy in these situation. I've used this a lot in my companies and if you don't have a Red Hat OS, then consider writing a script to handle your automated MySQL installation.