MySQL 5.1.40 is now available on Dotdeb for Debian 5.0 “Lenny” / Debian 4.0 “Etch” in amd64/i386 flavours.
As usual, this maintenance release fixes a lot of bugs (please read the Changelog for more details).
Please note that the packaging is a little bit different from the official Debian packaging, to include the InnoDB plugin in the mysql-server-5.1 package instead of in the libmysqlclient-dev one. This plugin replaces the built-in InnoDB support and has many advantages :
- fast index creation,
- data compression,
- new row formats,
- new file formats,
- performance and scalability enhancements…
You can easily enable it by uncommenting to lines in the /etc/mysql/my.cnf configuration file and then restart your MySQL server :
Please read carefully the InnoDB plugin documentation and backup your data before activating this beta quality feature!