This is what I was concerned about when I was looking at the 4.0 upgrade. BTW, I have never used mySQL before and thus don't have any databases that I am concerned about at this time in terms of backing up.
"Ensure that you don't have any MySQL clients that uses shared libraries (like the Perl DBD-mysql). If you have, you should recompile them as structures used in `libmysqlclient.so' have changed. The same applies for Python MySQLdb."
When I tried
[root@sforsgren-linux-01 mySQL 4.1]# rpm -e mysql-3.23.56-1.9
error: Failed dependencies:
libmysqlclient.so.10 is needed by (installed) libdbi-dbd-mysql-0.6.5-5
libmysqlclient.so.10 is needed by (installed) mod_auth_mysql-1.11-12
libmysqlclient.so.10 is needed by (installed) MySQL-python-0.9.1-6
libmysqlclient.so.10 is needed by (installed) perl-DBD-MySQL-2.1021-3
So, this seemed to imply that if I install 4.0, I have to revisit all of these other products that will no longer work due to the change in libmysqlclient.so.10, right?
How do I get upgraded to 4.0 and still ensure that all of these other packages still work?