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How do I upgrade to MySQL 5.5?

Category: Databases

2012-09-27 1:57 pm EST

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I can see that I have version 5.1 on my machine, and I tried the standard command:

[local-host]# rpm -qa | grep -i mysql

to see about un-installing it. But the rpm command came back with nothing. I know where to download the latest mysql, at least 5.5 with SHA2 support, but how on earth do I uninstall the 5.1 from this CentOS distribution? It's integrated somehow and appears to be tightly so because the files are scattered all over the place...


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2012-10-01 12:42 pm EST
(answer was record previously as a comment below - this is a copy of that answer:

Hello PrimeTime,

You would need to log in as root on your dedicated server and then you would need remove tables using mySQLdump. We unfortunately cannot list steps or provide support for this particular issue, but you can request support from our T2c support team in order to obtain further information for this issue. Email support@inmotio, and indicate what you are trying to do and they will let you know what they can or cannot do to help with your request. Make sure to include your AMP password or last digiso More information on MySQL upgrade is here:

MySQL documentation for 5.5 upgrade

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.


Arnel C.

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