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Can't install MySQL 5.6 by RPM

Question:

I'm trying to install MySQL 5.6 community edition from the RPM package I downloaded. I'm running on cloudera's CDH 4.5 virtual machine, which is CentOS 6.4. The VM came with MySQL 5.1.73 installed, the old versions of files seem to be blocking me from updating.

I already did this:

sudo yum remove mysql

and that worked just fine, without a problem. Then I deleted everything in /usr/lib/mysql, aka the data directory. So then I tried installing the new version:

[cloudera@localhost mysql]$ pwd /home/cloudera/mysql [cloudera@localhost mysql]$ ll total 302660 -rw-r--r-- 1 cloudera cloudera 23080383 Mar 17 02:39 MySQL-client-5.6.17-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm -rw-r--r-- 1 cloudera cloudera 4573735 Mar 17 02:40 MySQL-devel-5.6.17-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm -rw-r--r-- 1 cloudera cloudera 114192347 Mar 17 02:40 MySQL-embedded-5.6.17-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm -rw-r--r-- 1 cloudera cloudera 86961692 Mar 17 02:41 MySQL-server-5.6.17-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm -rw-r--r-- 1 cloudera cloudera 2398671 Mar 17 02:41 MySQL-shared-5.6.17-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm -rw-r--r-- 1 cloudera cloudera 5180653 Mar 17 02:41 MySQL-shared-compat-5.6.17-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm -rw-r--r-- 1 cloudera cloudera 73530987 Mar 17 02:42 MySQL-test-5.6.17-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm [cloudera@localhost mysql]$ sudo yum install MySQL-server-5.6.17-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm ..... Downloading Packages: Running rpm_check_debug Running Transaction Test Transaction Check Error: file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/README from install of MySQL-server-5.6.17-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-libs-5.1.73-3.el6_5.x86_64 file /usr/share/mysql/czech/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.17-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-libs-5.1.73-3.el6_5.x86_64 ......

So it looks like the old installation is blocking me, I tried to delete mysql-libs but...

[cloudera@localhost mysql]$ sudo yum remove mysql-libs ..... pig noarch 0.11.0+33-1.cdh4.4.0.p0.14.el6 @cloudera-cdh4 120 M postfix x86_64 2:2.6.6-2.2.el6_1 @anaconda-CentOS-201112091719.x86_64/6.2 9.7 M redhat-lsb x86_64 4.0-7.el6.centos @base 0.0 redhat-lsb-compat x86_64 4.0-7.el6.centos @base 0.0 redhat-lsb-core x86_64 4.0-7.el6.centos @base 22 k redhat-lsb-graphics x86_64 4.0-7.el6.centos @base 0.0 redhat-lsb-printing x86_64 4.0-7.el6.centos @base 0.0 solr noarch 4.4.0+69-1.cdh4.3.0.p0.4.el6 @cloudera-search 66 M solr-mapreduce noarch 1.0.0-1.cdh4.3.0.p0.5.el6 @cloudera-search 55 M sqoop noarch 1.4.3+62-1.cdh4.4.0.p0.15.el6 @cloudera-cdh4 7.7 M sqoop2 noarch 1.99.2+85-1.cdh4.4.0.p0.62.el6 @cloudera-cdh4 7.8 M sysstat x86_64 9.0.4-20.el6 @base 807 k tomcat noarch 7.0.33-3.el6 @epel 303 k Transaction Summary ============================================================================================================================================================================================= Remove 67 Package(s)

It went and listed a lot of major software that depends on mysql-libs. I don't want to reinstall tomcat, pig, hive, mahout, hue, oozie, flume, and cloudera manager. I have worked with those before, I know that they are a NIGHTMARE to get installed and configured correctly, so I really don't want to uninstall those.

So I thought maybe I should try an update instead,

[cloudera@localhost mysql]$ sudo yum update MySQL-server-5.6.17-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm .... Examining MySQL-server-5.6.17-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm: MySQL-server-5.6.17-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 Package MySQL-server not installed, cannot update it. Run yum install to install it instead. No Packages marked for Update

It will not let me update it because I already removed it.

Would somebody please tell me how to install MySQL from these RPMs without uninstalling everything else?

Answer1:

Try to install shared-compat packages as you can see <a href="http://opensourcedbms.com/dbms/installing-mysql-5-6-on-cent-os-6-3-redhat-el6-fedora/" rel="nofollow">here</a>.

Answer2:

I'm just going to re-write the answer for anybody else who comes across this.

<ol><li>Download the mysql yum repo if you don't already have it: <a href="http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/file.php?id=450542" rel="nofollow">http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/file.php?id=450542</a></li> <li>If you have an old version of mysql installed, just do a yum update mysql. You may also need to do yum update mysql-server.</li> <li>If you uninstalled it, try to reinstall now that you have the new yum repo. If it still fails due to a Transaction check error, try deleting any files that it lists in conflict. Be careful not to delete any files you want to keep.</li> <li>you may also need to do 'sudo yum update mysql-server' or 'sudo yum install mysql-server'. I did.</li> </ol>

I will mark acfrai's answer correct to give him credit, he helped lead me to this information.

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