I have been using the mysql command line client a lot before but I suddenly start getting this error when I try to launch it.
mysql: relocation error: mysql: symbol strmov_overlapp, version libmysqlclient_16 not defined in file libmysqlclient.so.16 with link time reference
The only significant event that comes into my mind is updating from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.4. I'm not sure if there's anything else that I did to mess it up.
I tried uninstalling both the mysql server and mysql client like so but to no avail.
sudo aptitude purge mysql-server-5.1
Any help will be much appreciated, thanks.