install mysql on centos7 with RPM

brian asked:

When I try to install mysql via the rpm:

wget http://dev.mysql.com/get/Downloads/MySQL-5.6/MySQL-  5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm-bundle.tar
tar xf MySQL-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm-bundle.tar
rpm -ivh MySQL-shared-compat-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm
rpm -ivh MySQL-shared-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm
rpm -ivh MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm

I get the errors:

file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/README from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/czech/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64

file /usr/share/mysql/danish/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/dutch/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/english/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/estonian/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/french/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/german/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/greek/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/hungarian/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/italian/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/japanese/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/korean/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/norwegian-ny/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/norwegian/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/polish/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/portuguese/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/romanian/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/russian/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/serbian/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/slovak/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/spanish/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/swedish/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/ukrainian/errmsg.sys from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/Index.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/armscii8.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/ascii.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/cp1250.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/cp1251.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/cp1256.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/cp1257.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/cp850.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/cp852.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/cp866.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/dec8.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/geostd8.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/greek.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/hebrew.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/hp8.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/keybcs2.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/koi8r.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/koi8u.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/latin1.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/latin2.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/latin5.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/latin7.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/macce.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/macroman.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64
file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/swe7.xml from install of MySQL-server-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mariadb-libs-1:5.5.37-1.el7_0.x86_64

I had a similar issue with CentOS 6 except it was mysql instead of mariadb

All the suggestions I found on the internet:

  1. install shared-compat first – didn’t work
  2. yum remove mysql-libs. This removes libs I don’t want to. i.e. kills cron.
  3. using a -force option for the rpm install. This seems to have the same effect as #2

I played with the yum version:

wget http://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql-community-release-el6-5.noarch.rpm
yum localinstall mysql-community-release-el6-5.noarch.rpm
yum install mysql-community-server 

And it wants to replace mariadb-libs.x86_64 1:5.5.37-1.el7_0. I don’t want to use the yum method since I want to keep yum update to just be the OS. All the other software is compiled from source.

Is there a way to get the rpm to work without overwritting the existing software? If not, will compile from source work?

My answer:


Wow, they still haven’t fixed their packages. It’s been years.

I don’t recommend using the MySQL-built RPMs, primarily for this reason that you’re experiencing, but if you insist, then you need to switch out the conflicting packages at the same time. You can use yum shell to do this.

yum shell
> remove mariadb-libs
> localinstall MySQL-shared-compat-5.6.19-1.linux_glibc2.5.x86_64.rpm
> run

After the package is switched out, you can install the rest of them normally.


Or you can just do the yum install method that you say you don’t want to do, which would be simpler.


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