I'm trying to install Percona Toolkit on the server where there is already mysql-community-server5.5.52 is running. I require pt-table-checksum and pt-table-snc utility, so I ran:

yum install percona-toolkit

I got the following error:

Transaction Check Error: file /etc/my.cnf from install of Percona-Server-shared-51-5.1.73-rel14.12.625.rhel6.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-community-server-5.5.54-2.el6.x86_64

My setup is:

  • OS: CentOS release 6.8
  • Mysql: mysql-community-server-5.5.54-2.el6.x86_64
  • Percona Toolkit: 3.0.2
  • What is your actual question? This sounds a lot like a) you need to pick which DB to use, and b) like you could solve this step of the issue by simply doing a mv /etc/my.cnf /etc/my.cnf.community_server_config. – iwaseatenbyagrue Apr 6 '17 at 16:17

Not sure if it helps but digitalocean.com has a tutorial on replacing MySQL with Percona.


  • Thanks for the information, but we already have mysql community service installed but I want to install percona toolkit (for using pt-table-sync and pt_table_checksum) without breaking my mysql-server. How can it be done??? – user3637899 Apr 6 '17 at 5:31
  • maybe this link can help (it is a bit old - dated 2013)... percona.com/blog/2013/02/21/… – RMathis Apr 6 '17 at 14:24

Install this rpm package and then install Percona Toolkit 3.0.2 after:


# rpm -qa|grep -i 'mysql\|percona'

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