I want to install mysql-server 5.6 on RHEL 5.8, but when trying rpm -i or rpm -Uvh it complains that I already have version 5.0 on there. I am happy to replace, upgrade or install another instance.

  • Have you searched or tried anything else around accomplishing this? – slm May 5 '14 at 4:08
  • I also tried MySQL's yum repo, but it seems to not have version 5.6 This sounded easy before I began actually trying to do it. It has been surprisingly tough. Perhaps I should just do yum erase mysql-server and then rpm -i the RPM that I have. – Gregg Leventhal May 5 '14 at 5:07
  • That's what I would do, especially if you have the DB and .conf files backed up. – slm May 5 '14 at 5:48

I've done the follow routines and upgraded to Mysql-server 5.5 successfully on CentOS 6.5.

  1. yum remove mysql mysql-*
  2. rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
  3. rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm (choose your relevant Remi repo)
  4. yum --enablerepo=remi,remi-test install mysql mysql-server
  5. service mysqld start
  6. mysql_upgrade -u root -p

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