I am trying to install mysql server 5.5 (or any 5.x versions) on Redhat 5.5 and am having some trouble.
I can install the other mysql components but when I try to install mysql-server (or mysql51-mysql-server/mysq55-mysql-server) I get the following error after Running Transaction:
Running Transaction Error in PREIN scriptlet in rpm package mysql55-mysql-server-5.5.32-3.el5.x86_64 error: %pre(mysql55-mysql-server-5.5.32-3.el5.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 255 error: install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping mysql55-mysql-server-5.5.32-3.el5 Failed: mysql55-mysql-server.x86_64 0:5.5.32-3.el5
I have tried to download the rpm packages directly but get the same error.
I can install with RPM using:
rpm -ivh MySQL-server-5.5.42-1.rhel5.x86_64.rpm --noscripts
I know that is not recommended with good reason since it installs but does not function. I get other errors (can't create PID files). Anyway I won't get into that here.
Note: I don't have root, but I can sudo most commands but other commands like rpm -ql is not allowed. I am also not allowed to add any additional Repos. I only have RHEL5.10_64 available.