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tamtam 07-26-2010 03:44 PM

MySql - mysql-workbench problem
Hi Guys,

I am looking to use the mysql tool mysql-workbench to administer mysql.

I downloaded the latest version from the MySql website, the fedora rpm. I used rpm2tgz to create a slackware package. Install seemed to go okay.

When I tried to run the mysql-workbench tool I got the following message.


/usr/bin/mysql-workbench-bin: error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/mysql-workbench/ ELF file OS ABI invalid
Anyone any ideas as to the nature of the error.

Didier Spaier 07-27-2010 11:52 AM

Hi Tamtam,

generally speaking it is not recommended to install on Slackware a package intended for another distribution, noticeably because the packager of the rpm package (in this case) assume the presence of other packages as dependencies, of whom probably some won't be met, either because the corresponding application or library is not installed in Slackware or is present but with a not adequate version.

That said a little googling shows that a very few people where able to successfully install mysql-workbench on Slackware 13.1 the regular way (that is to say, building a package with a SlackBuild). That had to do some patching and install some gnome packages in addition.

I would recommend using another tool instead, some are available on, see this page. I use phpmyadmin sometimes and find it handy.

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