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Inherited old server and need to find RPM's for it

Posted: 2013/04/12 22:57:19
by cannonphoder
Hi folks, this is a fairly generalized question. We bought a company running an old version of MySQL (4.0.30 -w/customized app.) and were trying to find which distro of CentOS came with it that MySQL. We plan on upgrading as soon as we get the RPM's and repair it. But are kind of stuck till then. Does anybody know where the apps. included in the distributions is listed? Any help would be appreciated.

Inherited old server and need to find RPM's for it

Posted: 2013/04/12 23:56:51
by TrevorH
I had a quick stroll through the repositories on http://vault.centos.org and cannot see any version of CentOS that ever shipped with that release of mysql. I checked 3.9 which came with 3.23 and 4.0 which came with 4.1. I suspect that you probably have a very ancient copy of CentOS 3 and then someone manually installed MySQL 4.0 from either mysql.com or from elsewhere.

You could look at `rpm -q centos-release` and see what that says about your version number. You can also look in the text file /etc/redhat-release but that's easily hacked about so may not be accurate.