Originally Posted by acid_kewpie
You're going to work around installing the wrong packages by going on to install more and more and more incorrect packages?? I think it's possible, but you'd need to do some fairly offensive tricking of RHN into thinking your system is something it isn't. If it HAS to be done then I would just manually find the RPM's one by one. I wouldn't want to deliberately wreck yum / rhn.
At some point you'll hit a really nasty dependency and find you're being told your version of glibc is incompatible or something. Do the right thing and fix MySQL somehow.
Thanks for the quick reply I was afraid you may say that, I cant't really change MySQL seeing as we need the specific version 5.1.44 and that doesn't exist for RHEL6.
I guess I'll have to try work around it but as you said I think I will hit some nasty dependency.