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mysql 32bit mysql client and 64 bit mysqld server on the same server
Posted by: Christine Ross
Date: November 17, 2014 11:39AM

I posted this on the perl forum by mistake I believe.

We currently have a very old 32 bit client and server mysql installation on Sparc Solaris, compiled from source. Additionally I have 32bit perl modules for connectors (DBD::Mysql, and other perl modules). GCC is also 32bit. I have to upgrade the mysql version and include 64 bit support. I do not want to recompile all supporting tools for 64 bit, (ie) perl, but I just want a 64 bit server.

I was told I could compile a 32bit client and again compile 64 bit mysqld (server) and just copy the mysqld server binary to the 32 bit installation. Then I could use all the 32bit connectors, perl and such without recompiling everything. I tried it and restarted mysql without issue, but I'm concerned that in production, mysqld might fail because it referenced a 32bit library.

I am not sure how to separate the 32bit client portion and the 64bit server portion. Typically I install into /usr/local/mysql and specify that as base-dir. Is it as simple and copying mysqld into the 32bit installation?

If I don't do that, I know I could specify the 64bit mysqld location in the startup script, but then do I use specify the 32bit for basedir?

Has anyone had experience separating the two installations and using both please? What was their experience?


Thanks for any help.

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