> will the upgrade work if I do like this?
> 1. move my current mysql directory as a backup
> 2.untar the binary and follow instructions on INSTALL-BINARY file
> (creating groups/usersare alreayd donw during last version setup)and
> move back the database files back to new version's data directory.
You are not specifying which parts *should* work?
- The database server itself and/or the C client
library: You'd better ask the MySQL list then.
- The Perl libraries? In that case I'd suggest to
upgrade to a late version of DBD::mysql in order
to get support for DBI's commit/rollback methods
and the AutoCommit flag.