MySQL install error -- Do I need to worry about this?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Jul 1 13:19:03 UTC 2019

"Ronald F. Guilmette" <rfg at> writes:

> I did:
> % pkg install mysql57-server
> The process seemd to go OK, but at the very end, I got this
> troubling message:
> pkg: mysql56-client-5.6.44 conflicts with mysql57-client-5.7.26
> (installs files into the same place).  Problematic file:
> /usr/local/bin/mysql
> The date on the /usr/local/bin/mysql file is five days ago:
> -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  3835664 Jun 24 22:00 /usr/local/bin/mysql
> Should I be worried?

It could cause some problems, although it also might not.

Basically, what the message is trying to tell you is that ports doesn't
support having mysql56 and mysql57 installed on the same system. The
question is why you have both; in most cases, it's perfectly reasonable
to just remove one and stick with the other.

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