[NBLUG/talk] How to upgrade MySQL 4 -> 5 on FC4

Dave Sisley dsisley at sonic.net
Tue May 16 07:17:50 PDT 2006


I want to use Groundwork for Nagios on my work machine, which is running 
a fresh update of Fedora Core 4.  Unfortunately, Groundwork requires 
MySQL 5.0.16 or higher.  Specifically, Groundwork wants the *-client, 
*-server  and *-shared-compat packages for MySQL.

My machine is running the following:


I'm looking for suggestion as to how to upgrade.  Sadly, it's not as 
easy as 'yum update mysql' - I already have the latest available 
versions for my repositories and FC4 ships with MySQL4, not 5.  I have 
downloaded the dynamically linked RPMs from MySQL's mirrors, but get 
wierd errors when I try to 'yum localupdate...' them.  The latest error 
looks like this:

    Package MySQL-server not installed, cannot update it. Run yum
    install to install it instead.

Is that because I have 'mysql-server' installed, not 'MySQL-server'?  Do 
I need to change the name of the new package?  It feels more likely that 
I will need to remove the old packages (yum remove ...) and then install 
the new ones (yum localinstall...).

A last option would be to upgrade one more time to FC5, but I would 
rather not.  Can anyone recommend a method for upgrading MySQL?  I smell 
disaster if I just plow ahead like I usually do -- Help me save me from 



Dave Sisley
dsisley at sonic.net

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