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How to remove a package and install another one

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Hi experts,

I want to install mysql 5. I am on Fedora, so I download and try to "rpm -ihv ...", but it tells me it conflicts with mysql 4.1,

Then I try to "rpm -e mysql", and it tells me it is needed by perl and other such stuff. When in desperation I try to remove perl, it says it is needed by other packages, one of them being mysql.

I seem to be in a vicious circle.

And by the way, Fedora 4 installed mysql does not even work out of the box.

Thank you,
Mark
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Hi,

try this only if your system is not a production system.

 rpm -qa | grep mysql

you will get all the mysql packages from above command

now
 rpm -e  --nodeps < package name>

this will silently uninstall the packages ignoring the dependencies.

now install all the required mysql 5 rpms.(mysql, mysql-devel, mysql-shared)

best of luck

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