Dependency Problems While Installing MySQL Enterprise RPM Packages (Doc ID 1420514.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2016

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.0 to 5.5 [Release 5.0 to 5.5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When installing MySQL RPM packages, you may encounter dependency errors such as the following while trying to remove existing packages provided by a Linux distribution.

error: Failed dependencies:
libmysqlclient.so.16()(64bit) is needed by (installed) postfix-2:2.6.6-2.1.el6_0.x86_64
libmysqlclient.so.16(libmysqlclient_16)(64bit) is needed by (installed) postfix-2:2.6.6-2.1.el6_0.x86_64
libmysqlclient_r.so.16()(64bit) is needed by (installed) qt-mysql-1:4.6.2-17.el6.x86_64
libmysqlclient_r.so.16(libmysqlclient_16)(64bit) is needed by (installed) qt-mysql-1:4.6.2-17.el6.x86_64
mysql-libs is needed by (installed) postfix-2:2.6.6-2.1.el6_0.x86_64

Cause

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