I have a custom exe provided to me but to install it I need an older version of libmysqlclient. How can I check which version is installed?
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,
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-0:188.8.131.52-1.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
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*"
The easiest way is to ask RPM which version it is:
rpm -q mysql-devel.
You could also use
yum info mysql-devel.
If you need the ABI version of the library itself, you need to say something like
ls /usr/lib64/mysql/libmysqlclient*. CentOS 6 ships ABI version 16 libraries, for example. Use
lib instead of
lib64 for a 32-bit system.