When it comes to MySQL it's actually better to install the binary as
it's compiled against a patched glibc and other libraries that the MySQL
guys have tracked down bugs in. I installed it yesterday on the same
distro and added the "--nodeps" for the client RPM.. This came up about
4 or 5 times in the past month on the MySQL list.
Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
>> "McAuley, Tim" wrote:
> > Anyway, just to satisfy my curiosity, how do I install this package...
> > either by getting it to recognise the fact that I DO have perl 5 installed,
> > or ignore only that error.
> > If no one knows a nice way to get around it, I'll just use the "--nodeps"
> > option, but if I can figure this problem out, it might help if it reoccurs
> > with something that IS important (I'm just messing with MySQL on this
> > machine).
>> Download the source, ./configure && make && make install ;-)
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