I’m running OpenSuse 11.3 which comes with MySQL Workbench V 5.12.16-8.2. This version hangs on connections and has several other behavior problems that others have reported. For several reasons, I need 5.2+ .
As a relatively new regular user of OpenSuse, I’ve learned that it’s much better for me if I work within the package environment (read: I’ve made mistakes and am willing to learn) so I’m reluctant to try to just load the Suse rpm off the MySQL.org site.
is there a more recent release of Workbench in a repository I’ve not found yet?
if not, what’s the safest way to install this as an rpm that will not impact the rest of the package management system?
Well, I know that it’s all about UNSTABLE and unsupported and all that but, when I tried to install it, YAST complained about missing:
Not surprisingly, when I installed it anyway, it had prolbems with making connectings. linking to other versions of the connection libraries, I still get errors.
Any clue about where to get libmysqlcppconn4? I looked at official and unofficial areas and in checking on google, I see where others have had the same problem but find nothing that “fixes” the error or gets workbench working.
Looks as if it is only available as a .deb at the moment; so you will need to get the .deb package and use alien to convert it to an .rpm. Then get YaST to install the rpm before you reinstall Workbench.
I found the package:
on the mysql.org download page and it seem to have loaded and runs ok. I don’t have time today to figure out how to file a bug report at this moment but wanted to let you know what I found. If I find this breaks something else, I will, reply back on this thread.