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Old 12-13-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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Need to install older version of MySQL workbench on CentOS 5.6


I'm having a lot of trouble at work with this issue - could really use some help!

We have a Linux box running CentOS 5.6 with MySQL running on it. We use a custom built tool to populate the MySQL database with information that comes in. I need to be able to install MySQL workbench to easily view/query this data. But I'm having trouble finding a version of MySQL workbench that will install cleanly on my system. The newest version seems to be built for CentOS 6 and is not backward compatible with the version of CentOS that we are running at work.

I'm using the archives here and I've tried a half dozen different versions, but each time I attempt to install, I get a bunch of dependency errors, and I'm just not familiar enough with Linux to figure out the best way to move forward. Is there a version that should work cleanly? Or do I need to track down each dependency? I read the 'before you post guide' and maybe I'm just not getting the correct version for my distro? I'm just not sure.

A couple notes on our setup, the network is isolated from any outside connectivity - so the Linux box can't access the internet. Also, we are unable to upgrade to a newer version of CentOS because we are limited to an approved software list which at this time hasn't approved anything above CentOS 5.x

Thanks as always for helping a struggling guy out!


Last edited by Preacherpj; 12-13-2012 at 08:41 AM.
Old 12-14-2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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CentOS6 and CentOS5 have separate repositories.

On checking just now for available packages on my CentOS5 system I see:

yum list "mysql-*"
Loaded plugins: allowdowngrade, changelog, downloadonly, fastestmirror,
: priorities
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base:
* updates:
* extras:
Installed Packages
MySQL-python.i386 1.2.1-1 installed
mysql.i386 5.0.45-7.el5 installed
mysql-connector-odbc.i386 3.51.12-2.2 installed
mysql-server.i386 5.0.45-7.el5 installed
Available Packages
MySQL-python.i386 1.2.3-0.1.c1.el5 base
mysql.i386 5.0.95-1.el5_7.1 updates
mysql-bench.i386 5.0.95-1.el5_7.1 updates
mysql-connector-odbc.i386 3.51.26r1127-2.el5 base
mysql-connector-odbc64.i386 5.1.8-1.el5 base
mysql-devel.i386 5.0.95-1.el5_7.1 updates
mysql-server.i386 5.0.95-1.el5_7.1 updates
mysql-test.i386 5.0.95-1.el5_7.1 updates

Is the "mysql-bench" the same thing as the workbench you're looking for?

(Note I'm running a 32 bit install - if you run the yum list and are on a 64 bit install it may show you .x86_64 instead of .i386 in the package names).

Last edited by MensaWater; 12-14-2012 at 10:08 AM.


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