MySQL Upgrade Using RPM Fails Due to Conflicting Files (Doc ID 1372820.1)

Last updated on JUNE 22, 2014

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 22-jun-2014***

Symptoms

When attempting to upgrade the installation of MySQL Server, RPM fails with errors like:

file /usr/bin/innochecksum from install of MySQL-server-5.5.15-1.linux2.6.i386 conflicts with file from package MySQL-server-advanced-5.5.13-1.rhel5.i386
file /usr/bin/my_print_defaults from install of MySQL-server-5.5.15-1.linux2.6.i386 conflicts with file from package MySQL-server-advanced-5.5.13-1.rhel5.i386
file /usr/bin/myisam_ftdump from install of MySQL-server-5.5.15-1.linux2.6.i386 conflicts with file from package MySQL-server-advanced-5.5.13-1.rhel5.i386
...

Changes

Upgrading MySQL

Cause

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