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I'm trying to get MySql 5.7 installed on a Centos 6.9 system. I've been following instructions here:

I've downloaded this rpm:

mysql57-community-release-el6.rpm

and installed it with this command:

rpm -Uvh mysql57-community-release-el6.rpm

But, at this point, it's not really installed. This command:

rpm -qa | grep mysql

shows this:

mysql57-community-release-el6-11.noarch

And, if I type "mysql", nothing happens. I think there are dependencies that need to be downloaded.

If I edit this file: /etc/yum.repos.d/mysql-community.repo,

I see this

[mysql-connectors-community]
name=MySQL Connectors Community
baseurl=http://repo.mysql.com/yum/mysql-connectors-community/el/6/$basearch/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-mysql

(among others). I manually changed the 7 to 6.

Finally, when I type this:

yum install mysql-community-server

I get this result:

--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: mysql-community-server-5.7.22-1.el7.x86_64 (mysql57-community)
           Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.17)(64bit)
Error: Package: mysql-community-server-5.7.22-1.el7.x86_64 (mysql57-community)
           Requires: systemd
Error: Package: mysql-community-libs-5.7.22-1.el7.x86_64 (mysql57-community)
           Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.14)(64bit)
Error: Package: mysql-community-client-5.7.22-1.el7.x86_64 (mysql57-community)
           Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.14)(64bit)
Error: Package: mysql-community-server-5.7.22-1.el7.x86_64 (mysql57-community)
           Requires: libsasl2.so.3()(64bit)

So, it's somehow retaining the e7 dependencies, possibly from a previous install gone wrong. How do I get it to download the correct dependencies?

edit: Per the suggest duplicate, I tried:

yum remove "mysql56-community-release-el7.*"

I also removed the mysql package by this:

rpm -qa | grep mysql

and got response:

Removed:
  mysql57-community-release.noarch 0:el6-

But when I try a re-install, it comes up with the same message.

Also, per the comments from the OP, I previously edited

/etc/yum.repos.d/mysql-community.repo

to only choose the correct edition, but the install is still trying to load the wrong dependencies.

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