MySQL 5.1.56 available

MySQL 5.1.56 packages are now available on Dotdeb :

  • for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” and Debian 5.0 “Lenny”
  • for the amd64 and i386 architectures

Of course, the corresponding Pinba storage engine has been rebuilt (Squeeze only). But take care to the plugin-load directive in your /etc/mysql/my.cnf file : MySQL does not support several plugin-load directives and always keep the last read. Then if you want, for example, use the Pinba storage engine while having the the InnoDB plugin loaded, you should uncomment the following line.;

And, as usual, please read the Changelog of this maintainance release before upgrading.


Nginx : now on Dotdeb!

Dotdeb has always wanted to help you to build robust and featureful LAMP stacks. As of Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”, some useful tools are now supported and actively maintained on Dotdeb :

It is now time for me to introduce the long-awaited Nginx


Nginx is a lightweight, high-performance Web server that relies on an asynchronous event-driven approach to handle HTTP requests. It behaves well under heavy load, even better than Apache (threaded or forked). Nginx can work with PHP through FPM or FastCGI (respectively packaged as php5-fpm and php5-cgi).

All the (many) features of Nginx are configured during its building process and it is unable to load additionnal modules without rebuilding. This design leads to very good performances and a little footprint on the system.

Don’t hesitate to visit the Nginx website for more information…

I’m proud to announce that Dotdeb now maintains Nginx in its stable version (0.8.54). As in the official Debian builds, three distinct packages are available, depending on which modules you need :

Don’t hesitate to thank me if you enjoy it 🙂


Redis updated to version 2.2.2

Dotdeb packages of Redis for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” have been updated to version 2.2.2.

Here are the release notes.


Redis : a must-have for your LAMP stack

Let me introduce Redis

Redis is an open source, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain stringshashes,listssets and sorted sets.

You can run atomic operations on these types, like appending to a stringincrementing the value in a hashpushing to a listcomputing set intersectionunion and difference; or getting the member with highest ranking in a sorted set.

In order to achieve its outstanding performance, Redis works with an in-memory dataset. Depending on your use case, you can persist it either by dumping the dataset to disk every once in a while, or by appending each command to a log.

Redis also supports trivial-to-setup master-slave replication, with very fast non-blocking first synchronization, auto-reconnection on net split and so forth.

Other features include a simple check-and-set mechanismpub/sub and configuration settings to make Redis behave like a cache.

You can use Redis from most programming languages out there.

Redis is written in ANSI C and works in most POSIX systems like Linux, *BSD, OS X and Solaris without external dependencies. There is no official support for Windows builds, although you may have some options.

Redis is a must-have for any modern LAMP stack. Its 2.2.1 release is now available on Dotdeb for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” in amd64 and i386 flavors. If you want to use it with PHP, please install the php5-redis package.

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