Compatibility Of Server And Client Library Files

(Doc ID 1434563.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

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:

Solution

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