If problems occur, such as that the new mysqld server does not start or that you cannot connect without a password, verify that you do not have an old
my.cnffile from your previous installation. You can check this with the
--print-defaultsoption (for example, mysqld --print-defaults). If this command displays anything other than the program name, you have an active
my.cnffile that affects server or client operation.
If, after an upgrade, you experience problems with compiled client programs, such as
Commands out of syncor unexpected core dumps, you probably have used old header or library files when compiling your programs. In this case, check the date for your
libmysqlclient.alibrary to verify that they are from the new MySQL distribution. If not, recompile your programs with the new headers and libraries. Recompilation might also be necessary for programs compiled against the shared client library if the library major version number has changed (for example, from
If you have created a user-defined function (UDF) with a given name and upgrade MySQL to a version that implements a new built-in function with the same name, the UDF becomes inaccessible. To correct this, use
DROP FUNCTIONto drop the UDF, and then use
CREATE FUNCTIONto re-create the UDF with a different nonconflicting name. The same is true if the new version of MySQL implements a built-in function with the same name as an existing stored function. See Function Name Parsing and Resolution, for the rules describing how the server interprets references to different kinds of functions.