How to use Percona with Virtualmin on Centos 6.4 or Debian 7

Hi there, does anyone know how to install Percona with Virtualmin on Centos 6.4 or Debian 7? I found a useful topic but is on Ubuntu (

I tried to install Percona on Debian 7 but failed as it needs the package libc6 >=2.14, while the default libc6 in Wheezy is libc6 2.13-38. The libc6 in Jessie and Sid is 2.17. However, I don’t want to use Jessie or Sid considering stability.

I also tried Centos 6.4 (actually Centos is my first choice), but also failed. It shows the following errors:

Error: mysql conflicts with Percona-Server-client-55-5.5.31-rel30.3.520.rhel6.x86_64
Error: mysql-server conflicts with Percona-Server-server-55-5.5.31-rel30.3.520.rhel6.x86_64
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

Please let me know how to fix the problem if anyone knows (perhaps there are also many guys want to know it).




According to the Percona site, Debian 7 should be supported… they have instructions on how to install it here:

Hi andreychek, thank you for your reply! Yes I actually followed the Percona site’s instructions before but failed. It’s because of the libc6 problem (need to >=2.14). Now I hope to find a way to install Percona smoothly on Debian 7 or Centos 6.4 if anyone could give a hand which would be greatly appreciated.



I’m running Percona Server 5.5.latest on Virtualmin on CentOS 6.4 x64:

  1. Install Virtualmin as default (with all php, mysql, etc stuff)
  2. rpm -e --nodeps mysql* (remove all packages, including mysq-libs)
  3. Install percona server:

#Repo install
rpm -Uhv


yum install Percona-Server-client-55 Percona-Server-server-55 Percona-Server-shared-55 Percona-Server-shared-compat

and you are done - the only problem, you will not be able to start/stop/restart Percona server from Webmin (Percona uses /etc/init.d/“mysql” instead of “mysqld” script, so webmin doesn’t know about that)…

Everything works fine.


Try Creating a Softlink and it will be fine

[root@server15 init.d]# ln -s mysql mysqld [root@server15 init.d]# nano mysqld [root@server15 init.d]# service mysqld restart Shutting down MySQL (Percona Server)..... [ OK ] Starting MySQL (Percona Server).. [ OK ] [root@server15 init.d]#