If you still have the mysqld binary and you _think_ it is version
5.3.something, you could try this:
strings /usr/libexec/mysqld | grep "5.3.*"
The version # should be somewhere near the top of the output. (Is on my copy
anyway, of 5.0.x)
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On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 12:00 PM, george larson
> Shawn Green (MySQL) wrote:
> > On 9/10/2010 10:01 AM, george larson wrote:
> >> Uwe Brauer wrote:
> >> ...
> >> The only one I know of, for my environment, is /etc/my.cnf. I believe
> >> that it can be located elsewhere but you could just use 'find' to find
> >> it. I've broken my dev. MySQL many, many times and that's the only file
> >> I know about outside of my data directory. :)
> >> I don't have any good ideas about discerning precisely what version of
> >> MySQL was running, though.
> > The error log will have the version information. Each successful
> > startup includes something similar to
> > 100910 7:50:30 [Note] mysqld: ready for connections.
> > Version: '5.1.48-enterprise-gpl-advanced' socket: '' port: 3306
> > MySQL Enterprise Server - Advanced Edition (GPL)
> > For more information on how to locate the error log:
> > http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/error-log.html
> That's a neat trick and I don't mean to steal the thread but that didn't
> work for me:
> :/var/lib/mysql # head mysqld.log
> 100910 12:50:09 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from
> 100910 12:50:09 [Warning] option 'table_cache': unsigned value 536870912
> adjusted to 524288
> 100910 12:50:09 [Warning] The syntax '--log_slow_queries' is deprecated
> and will be removed in MySQL 7.0. Please use
> '--slow_query_log'/'--slow_query_log_file' instead.
> 100910 12:50:09 [Warning] Changed limits: max_open_files: 65535
> max_connections: 50 table_cache: 32737
> 100910 12:50:09 [Note] Plugin 'ndbcluster' is disabled.
> 100910 12:50:09 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
> I'm going to comb through my 'my.cnf' to see if it might have somehow
> been disabled.
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