Where's libmysqlclient15off?

Asked by Uqbar on 2011-01-11

I need to install libmysqlclient15off because it's required by another package.
But it seems it's been discontinued after karmic.
Is there any replacement?

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dpkg -S libmysqlclient

It should tell you what package provides the file

Uqbar (uqbar) said : #2

It's libmysqlclient16, which is not libmysqlclient15.
So the answer seems to be: there's no libmysqlclient15off.
Is it?

Can you give the output of:

sudo find / -iname " libmysqlclient1*"


Uqbar (uqbar) said : #4

Empty result.

The libmysqlclient16 is reported as installed if I type "sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient16".
On the other side, typing "sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient15" says that there's no such a package while "sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient15off" says that the package is referenced by another package, but there are no candidates available to installation.

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

What is the name and version of the package that requires libmysqlclient15off?
Maybe there is a newer version of that package that does not need that library any more?
For example Amarok 2: depends on libmysqlclient15off, but Amarok 2:2.2.0 does not need it any more and uses libmysqlclient16.

Have you tried to (manually) install the karmic version from http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/libmysqlclient15off ?

A package named libmysqlclient15off is also available on Debian: http://packages.debian.org/lenny/libmysqlclient15off
but its version (5.0.51a-24+lenny4) seems lower that the latest karmic version (5.1.30really5.0.83-0ubuntu3).

Uqbar (uqbar) said : #6

I'll check the timestamps, anyway, ans will try the "dpkg -i" to manually install it.

Uqbar (uqbar) said : #7

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.