Bug #67965 mysql-libs conflicts with MySQL-shared again.
Submitted: 22 Dec 2012 12:22 Modified: 18 Jan 2013 14:15
Reporter: Sadao Hiratsuka Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Packaging Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.5.29 OS:Linux (RHEL 6)
Assigned to: Balasubramanian Kandasamy CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: regression

[22 Dec 2012 12:22] Sadao Hiratsuka
RHEL bundled mysql-libs conflicts with MySQL-shared again.

How to repeat:
# rpm -q mysql-libs
# rpm -U MySQL-shared-compat-5.5.28-1.el6.x86_64.rpm 
# rpm -U MySQL-shared-5.5.28-1.el6.x86_64.rpm 
# rpm -qa | grep -i mysql

# rpm -q mysql-libs
# rpm -U MySQL-shared-compat-5.5.29-1.el6.x86_64.rpm 
# rpm -U MySQL-shared-5.5.29-1.el6.x86_64.rpm 
error: Failed dependencies:
	mysql-libs conflicts with MySQL-shared-5.5.29-1.el6.x86_64

Suggested fix:
I think 'Conflicts: mysql-libs' is wrong.

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
%package -n MySQL-shared%{product_suffix}
Summary:	MySQL - Shared libraries
Group:		Applications/Databases
Provides:	MySQL-shared
Conflicts:	mysql-libs mysql-libs-advanced
[24 Dec 2012 9:55] Valeriy Kravchuk
This is easy to verify:

[root@chief tmp]# rpm -U MySQL-shared-5.5.29-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
        mysql-libs conflicts with MySQL-shared-5.5.29-1.el6.x86_64
[root@chief tmp]# rpm -q -a | grep -i mysql

I wonder what this report is waiting for...
[29 Dec 2012 16:38] Balasubramanian Kandasamy
To upgrade to 5.5.29, kindly follow the below steps. 

1) Read the manual and check whether the schema etc is compatible with 5.5 
2) Uninstall ("rpm -e") "mysql-*" (RedHat) RPMs,this will break the "postfix" 
requirement, so stop postfix and use "rpm -e --force". 
3) Install ("rpm -i") our "MySQL-*" ones, including "shared-compat", this 
will satisfy the "postfix" requirement, 
4) Start the server (or reboot the machine, our RPMs configure autostart), 
5) Start "postfix". 

Our RPMs (both traditional and ULN ones) prevent a cross-series "rpm -U" 
(say, 5.1 -> 5.5) in the spec file, intentionally. 

As of MySQL 5.5.23, the MySQL-shared-compat RPM package enables 
users of Red Hat-provided mysql-*-5.1 RPM packages to migrate to 
Oracle-provided MySQL-*-5.5 packages. MySQL-shared-compat replaces 
the Red Hat mysql-libs package by replacing libmysqlclient.so files 
of the latter package, thus satisfying dependencies of other 
packages on mysql-libs. This change affects only users of Red Hat 
(or Red Hat-compatible) RPM packages. Nothing is different for users 
of Oracle RPM packages. 

Please refer to below documentation for more information 

[3 Jan 2013 7:44] Erlend Dahl
Bug#68018 was marked as a duplicate.
[4 Jan 2013 8:57] Valeriy Kravchuk
Why people should use some other procedure instead of simple rpm -U? Here we have a workaround documented, but why not to fix the problem?
[10 Jan 2013 9:52] Arnaud Adant
This is indeed a bug : setting to Verified. See interesting comments in the duplicate.
[18 Jan 2013 14:15] Balasubramanian Kandasamy

Fix has been uploaded to dev.mysql and MyOracleSupport now.

[18 Jan 2013 16:37] Paul Dubois
Noted in 5.5.29 changelog.

RHEL RPM packages had a conflict between mysql-libs and mysql-shared.