Last updated on FEBRUARY 16, 2017
Applies to:MySQL Server - Version 5.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Each version of MySQL distribution goes with new libmysqlclient library.
For example, 5.1 has libmysqlclient.so.16.0.0 while 5.5 library name is libmysqlclient_r.so.18.0.0.
Are these libraries binary compatible?
This question can not be answered with single "yes" or "no", because it includes other aspects:
- Will application originally linked with older library, say, libmysqlclient.so.16.0.0, work if point libmysqlclient.so to libmysqlclient_r.so.18.0.0 and vice versa?
- Can I connect to newer server using client application linked with old library, i.e. can client, linked with libmysqlclient.so.16.0.0, connect to 5.5 server?
- Can I connect to older server using client application linked to new library, i.e. can client, linked with libmysqlclient.so.18.0.0, connect to 5.1 server?
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