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I'm having trouble with a CentOS server running on AWS. This is CentOS 5.6 i386 from RightImage, but the problem was the same on all RightScale AMIs.

When issuing the following command:

yum install mysql mysql-server mysql-devel

the only packages proposed by yum are MySQL-devel-community and MySQL-server-community. Which would't be a problem, except this package is old/incomplete, because it does not create a "mysqld" service, only a /etc/init.d/mysql (notice the missing d). That would't be a problem, I can start the service by doing ./etc/init.d/mysql start, and it starts OK, but there is no "mysql" (or other mysql*) command available.

If I try to force a different version (yum install mysql50-server...) I get this yum error:

mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386 from updates has depsolving problems
--> mysql conflicts with MySQL-server-community

(even when I don't have MySQL-server-community installed).

I have tried this before and after yum update, in a fresh image.

How can I install a working version of MySQL? I'm stuck on CentOS 5 because I want to install Kloxo (which does not yet support CentOS 6). I'm not interested in Webmin, and I can't afford cPanel.


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Perhaps try adding the REMI repo and install (or upgrade, if it complains about it already existing) to MySQL 5.5.28. This will give you EPEL and REMI:

## This was taken from the official REMI page
wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-5.rpm
rpm -Uvh remi-release-5*.rpm epel-release-5*.rpm
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REMI is not quite stable in certain parts.Anyway, I solved it by disabling the rightscale-epel repository. Thanks anyway. –  Marius Stuparu Dec 18 '12 at 16:12
@MariusStuparu Remi MySQL and PHP packages have been rock solid for me for years. –  Michael Hampton Dec 18 '12 at 18:25

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