RPM installation problem

Previously, Redhat was installed with a package :

cd /usr/local
tar xvzf /home/scigadm/mysql-proxy-0.8.5-linux-rhel5-x86-64bit.tar.gz
cd mysql-proxy-0.8.5-linux-rhel5-x86-64bit/bin

Can this be obtained when I issue rpm -qa | grep mysql ? Seem like I can't identify the one on the server ? Tks

# rpm -qa | grep mysql
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
Can this be obtained when I issue rpm -qa | grep mysql ?

the file name ends in tar.gz which tells me it is likely source code
if the file name ends in .rpm meaning it is a package of compiled files then you could do a query with rpm since it would be in the database; rpm query does not show nor would know about anything installed or compiled through source code

from what i see, mysql proxy 0.8.5 is alpha meaning it is an initial test release and is likely unstable
if you want a stable version, you can download here.

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rpm -qa (query) only works rpm package because rpm kept a history of what installed.


find / -name '*mysql-proxy*'

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Joseph GanSystem AdminCommented:
Like above said. Your mysql-proxy was installed from a source distribution, not from a rpm. So "rpm -qa" only works with "rpm" package.

By default, mysql-proxy is intalled under /usr/local/sbin/mysql-proxy.
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