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In a continuation of this question, I have purged the 5.1 client via sudo apt-get purge mysql-client-core-5.1. I have reinstalled the 5.5 client - sudo apt-get --reinstall install mysql-client-5.5 mysql-client-core-5.5. I've also restarted apache and MySQL. Despite that, phpmyadmin still lists the client as being 5.1. Any ideas how to fix it?


It tells me that mysql-client-5.1 is not installed. mysql --version returns:

$ mysql --version
mysql  Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.28, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 6.2
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When you use apt-get purge you only listed client-core did you do apt-get purge mysql-client-5.1 as well? What is the output of mysql --verison – sparticvs Nov 18 '12 at 14:31

Yes, as you stated, I ran into that problem a year ago, just to eventually discover that phpmyadmin reports the version of the mysqli module it uses to connect to the actual mysql server.

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Further research shows that the 'client version' listed by phpmyadmin is the version of the PHP MySQL module I have installed, and has nothing to do with the actual MySQL client.

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