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Package might not be installed

When people give you information like this you need to make sure you qualify what it actually is. The name libmysqlclient is the name of the share library files that are part of this package, mysql-libs, typically.

You can use repoquery to look for a corresponding package(s) to start:

$ repoquery --whatprovides *libmysqlclient*
mysql-libs-0:5.1.71-1.el6.x86_64
mysql-devel-0:5.1.71-1.el6.x86_64
mysql-libs-0:5.1.71-1.el6.i686
mysql-devel-0:5.1.71-1.el6.i686
abi-compliance-checker-0:1.99.8.5-1.el6.noarch

If you understand how packages get named, then the .so files which are "libraries" are in the -libs packages quite often.

$ repoquery -l mysql-libs-0:5.1.71-1.el6.x86_64 | head -9
/etc/ld.so.conf.d/mysql-x86_64.conf
/etc/my.cnf
/usr/lib64/mysql
/usr/lib64/mysql/libmysqlclient.so.16
/usr/lib64/mysql/libmysqlclient.so.16.0.0
/usr/lib64/mysql/libmysqlclient_r.so.16
/usr/lib64/mysql/libmysqlclient_r.so.16.0.0
/usr/share/doc/mysql-libs-5.1.71
/usr/share/doc/mysql-libs-5.1.71/COPYING
...

Here you can see the file you're asking about, libmysqlclient. So you can see this particular package would provide you with .so.16.

Package is already installed

If the files were already installed on the system and you knew that libmysqlclient was a file then you can look to RPM for this info:

$ rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/lib64/mysql/libmysqlclient.so.16

But this would require you to know where this file resided. So instead you can use yum to "search" for it:

$ yum whatprovides "*libmysqlclient*"

When people give you information like this you need to make sure you qualify what it actually is. The name libmysqlclient is the name of the share library files that are part of this package, mysql-libs, typically.

You can use repoquery to look for a corresponding package(s) to start:

$ repoquery --whatprovides *libmysqlclient*
mysql-libs-0:5.1.71-1.el6.x86_64
mysql-devel-0:5.1.71-1.el6.x86_64
mysql-libs-0:5.1.71-1.el6.i686
mysql-devel-0:5.1.71-1.el6.i686
abi-compliance-checker-0:1.99.8.5-1.el6.noarch

Package might not be installed

When people give you information like this you need to make sure you qualify what it actually is. The name libmysqlclient is the name of the share library files that are part of this package, mysql-libs, typically.

You can use repoquery to look for a corresponding package(s) to start:

$ repoquery --whatprovides *libmysqlclient*
mysql-libs-0:5.1.71-1.el6.x86_64
mysql-devel-0:5.1.71-1.el6.x86_64
mysql-libs-0:5.1.71-1.el6.i686
mysql-devel-0:5.1.71-1.el6.i686
abi-compliance-checker-0:1.99.8.5-1.el6.noarch

If you understand how packages get named, then the .so files which are "libraries" are in the -libs packages quite often.

$ repoquery -l mysql-libs-0:5.1.71-1.el6.x86_64 | head -9
/etc/ld.so.conf.d/mysql-x86_64.conf
/etc/my.cnf
/usr/lib64/mysql
/usr/lib64/mysql/libmysqlclient.so.16
/usr/lib64/mysql/libmysqlclient.so.16.0.0
/usr/lib64/mysql/libmysqlclient_r.so.16
/usr/lib64/mysql/libmysqlclient_r.so.16.0.0
/usr/share/doc/mysql-libs-5.1.71
/usr/share/doc/mysql-libs-5.1.71/COPYING
...

Here you can see the file you're asking about, libmysqlclient. So you can see this particular package would provide you with .so.16.

Package is already installed

If the files were already installed on the system and you knew that libmysqlclient was a file then you can look to RPM for this info:

$ rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/lib64/mysql/libmysqlclient.so.16

But this would require you to know where this file resided. So instead you can use yum to "search" for it:

$ yum whatprovides "*libmysqlclient*"
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When people give you information like this you need to make sure you qualify what it actually is. The name libmysqlclient is the name of the share library files that are part of this package, mysql-libs, typically.

You can use repoquery to look for a corresponding package(s) to start:

$ repoquery --whatprovides *libmysqlclient*
mysql-libs-0:5.1.71-1.el6.x86_64
mysql-devel-0:5.1.71-1.el6.x86_64
mysql-libs-0:5.1.71-1.el6.i686
mysql-devel-0:5.1.71-1.el6.i686
abi-compliance-checker-0:1.99.8.5-1.el6.noarch