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Upgrading mySQL on Suse Linux

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I need to upgrade my mySQL version that is installed on an Suse Linux server. We have three of these and I want to test on one of them before upgrading our production server.
I do not have access to annything except command line.

Our configuration:
    internal:~ # cat /proc/version
    Linux version 2.6.32.12-0.7-default (geeko@buildhost) (gcc version 4.3.4 [gcc-4_3-branch revision 152973] (SUSE Linux) ) #1 SMP 2010-05-20 11:14:20 +0200
    internal:~ # lsb_release -a
    LSB Version:    core-2.0-noarch:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-noarch:core-2.0-x86_64:core-3.2-x86_64:core-4.0-x86_64:desktop-4.0-amd64:
                    desktop-4.0-noarch:graphics-2.0-amd64:graphics-2.0-noarch:graphics-3.2-amd64:graphics-3.2-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:
                    graphics-4.0-noarch
    Distributor ID: SUSE LINUX
    Description:    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64)
    Release:        11
    Codename:       n/a
    
    internal:~ # mysql
    mysql> show variables like '%version%';
    +-------------------------+----------------+
    | Variable_name           | Value          |
    +-------------------------+----------------+
    | protocol_version        | 10             |
    | version                 | 5.0.67         |
    | version_comment         | SUSE MySQL RPM |
    | version_compile_machine | x86_64         |
    | version_compile_os      | suse-linux-gnu |
    +-------------------------+----------------+
Now all the docs I read are that I have to insall a MariaDB package?? Is this the version of Suse that has the multiple mySQL variants on it and can I just switch between them?
How do I determine which ones are installed?
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