I need to update RHEL 5.8 from MySQL 5.1 to the new MySQL 5.5. I have installed the REMI rpm, but I get a long list of package conflicts when trying to upgrade MySQL that way.
I think I need to remove MySQL completely, and then do a fresh install of the new version.
If I run
yum remove mysql-server
Will that remove my databases and the /etc/my.cnf configuration file? I am hoping it won't.