Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” has been released

Now that Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” has been released, I’m glad to announce that it’s supported by Dotdeb. Feel free to change your sources.list and to upgrade your boxes.

About Wheezy & Dotdeb

Wheezy is supported as of today and these packages will be maintained :

  • PHP : 5.4 and 5.5 (as soon as it’s GA)
  • MySQL : 5.6 or equivalent (Percona Server, MariaDB…)
  • Nginx
  • Redis
  • Zabbix
  • Percona toolkit

(PHP 5.4, Zabbix and Percona toolkit packages are missing now, they will appear in the next few days)

That means that the support for these packages will be discontinued in Wheezy :

  • MySQL 5.5. The Debian project will be in charge of the 5.5 branch. Transition is seamless.
  • PHP 5.3 (you’ll have to stick to Squeeze)

About Squeeze & Dotdeb

Squeeze will be supported by Dotdeb as long as it is supported by Debian (one year), with the current lineup :

  • PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.3 (as long as it’s supported by the PHP Group). No PHP 5.5.
  • MySQL 5.5. No MySQL 5.6 or equivalent.
  • Nginx stable
  • Redis
  • Zabbix
  • Percona toolkit

42 replies on “Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” has been released”

same mysql problem here:

lannik:/etc/apt# apt-get -f dist-upgrade -y
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Correcting dependencies… Done
Calculating upgrade… Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
600 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/1,717 kB of archives.
After this operation, 6,671 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Reading changelogs… Done
(Reading database … 82302 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace mysql-client-5.5 5.5.30-1~dotdeb.0 (using …/mysql-client-5.5_5.5.30+dfsg-1.1_amd64.deb) …
Unpacking replacement mysql-client-5.5 …
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/mysql-client-5.5_5.5.30+dfsg-1.1_amd64.deb (–unpack):
trying to overwrite ‘/usr/share/man/man1/mysqlcheck.1.gz’, which is also in package mysql-client-core-5.5 5.5.30-1~dotdeb.0
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I had the same problem about Mysql. Looks like Debian’s official repo is trying to overwrite dotdeb’s mysql.

The easiest solution for me was removing mysql, and re installing it after upgrade. Then it was fine!

are there some issues with the mirror at the moment – only seeing nginx and redis in wheezy dist pool and nginx dir is giving 403’s on our mirror (i just manually synced to double check)

I did pretty much the same and posted the full solution on github, but here it is as well:

The problem is that `mysql-client-core-5.5` is not upgraded because it does not exist in Debian Wheezy so the Dotdeb one conflicts with Debian’s new `mysql-client-5.5`.

I removed mysql completely, upgraded and then installed it again, i.e.

apt-get remove mysql-client-5.5 mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server mysql-server-core-5.5 mysql-common mysql-client-core-5.5 libmysqlclient18 libmysqlclient16 libmysqlclient15off
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install mysql-server-5.5 mysql-client-5.5

Replace `dist-upgrade` with `upgrade` depending on your preference.

The other problem I have though is that even after updating the sources.list to have:

deb wheezy all
deb-src wheezy all

I’m still not getting any PHP 5.3 -> 5.4 upgrade from Dotdeb. APT is holding back the upgrade as it tries to upgrade to Wheezy’s PHP 5.4.4:

# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade
The following packages have been kept back:
libapache2-mod-php5 (5.3.24-1~dotdeb.0 => 5.4.4-14)
php-pear (5.3.24-1~dotdeb.0 => 5.4.4-14)
php5-cli (5.3.24-1~dotdeb.0 => 5.4.4-14)
php5-common (5.3.24-1~dotdeb.0 => 5.4.4-14)
php5-gd (5.3.24-1~dotdeb.0 => 5.4.4-14)
php5-mcrypt (5.3.24-1~dotdeb.0 => 5.4.4-14)
php5-pgsql (5.3.24-1~dotdeb.0 => 5.4.4-14)

Any clues?

@Anthony : PHP 5.4, Zabbix and Percona toolkit packages are missing now, they will appear in the next few days (not enough spare time these days to resolve all their minor issues).

I just fixed some permissions issues, could you please re-sync?

A simple “dpkg –remove mysql-client-core-5.5” then “apt-get -f install” worked here when the dist-upgrade broke.

But it seems you broke nginx for squeeze! It requires libprce3 and libssl in versions that are not available for squeeze with last night update 🙁

Oups, had “stable” instead of squeeze in my source.list. Sorry, forget about my comment above.

thanks for reply.

my problem was solved.
running as follows:

apt-get -f install -o Dpkg::Options::=”–force-overwrite”
apt-get remove mysql-client-core-5.5
apt-get dist-upgrade


# /etc/init.d # apt-get install nginx-full
Lecture des listes de paquets… Fait
Construction de l’arbre des dĂ©pendances
Lecture des informations d’Ă©tat… Fait
Certains paquets ne peuvent ĂȘtre installĂ©s. Ceci peut signifier
que vous avez demandĂ© l’impossible, ou bien, si vous utilisez
la distribution unstable, que certains paquets n’ont pas encore
Ă©tĂ© crĂ©Ă©s ou ne sont pas sortis d’Incoming.
L’information suivante devrait vous aider Ă  rĂ©soudre la situation :

Les paquets suivants contiennent des dépendances non satisfaites :
nginx-full : DĂ©pend: libgeoip1 (>= 1.4.8+dfsg) but won’t be installed
DĂ©pend: libpcre3 (>= 8.10) mais 8.02-1.1 will must be installed
DĂ©pend: libssl1.0.0 (>= 1.0.1) can’t be installed
E: Paquets défectueux

How can I resolve this ? Thx

Ok same as Carsten, I had to change stable by squeeze. I just read new instructions 😉

Hi, if I install php from debain now, do I need to reinstall dotdeb php or it will upgrade smoothly?


Hello i have got problem from Debian 6 Squeeze and don’t know what to do:

Your PHP MySQL library version 5.1.66 differs from your MySQL server version 5.5.30. This may cause unpredictable behavior.


Database server

Server: Localhost via UNIX socket
Server type: MySQL
Server version: 5.5.30-1.1-log – (Debian)
Protocol version: 10
User: root@localhost
Server charset: UTF-8 Unicode (utf8)

Web server

Database client version: libmysql – 5.1.66 <—- here is the problem i installed mysql correctly why previously version still in use ?? how can i fix it help me.
PHP extension: mysql Documentation

@Hunterpl : this is just a stupid warning from libmysqlclient, without any further consequence. Install php5-mysqlnd instead of php5-mysql, or adjust your error_reporting level, if you want to get rid of it.

It’s strange error because Debian wheezy also was installed on PC. MySQL 5.5.30 and Apache 2.2.22 , no errors occured probably i have to install fresh copy. Could you tell me, which packages i have to purge and install fresh package MySQL and PHP5 to repair existing problem. I can’t use the mysqlnd because i use the phpmyadmin.

Dear Guillaume Plessis

I didin’t tell you everything, that error was when i did upgrade MySQL from 5.1.66 to 5.5 MySQL server and client, when i used Squeeze 6.0, currently use the wheezy upgraded from squeeze one day ago. This problem exist in my company server dedication and that information what i wrote before, i mean Mysql 5.5.30 server and client also the web engine Apache 2.2.22 didin’t show that error because was tested on my PC at home. I didin’t upgraded from squeeze to wheezy just made fresh install. Error what i wrote exist only in my company, yes i would rid of it, can i fix it without reinstalling the operating system ? The company system wheezy 7.0 use the new engine lighttpd 1.4.31 we won’t use the apache 2. Please help me.

Hello Dear Guillaume Plessis !

I resolved the issue by execute:

apt-get remove mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server mysql-server-core-5.5 mysql-common mysql-client-core-5.5 libmysqlclient18 libmysqlclient16 libmysqlclient15off
apt-get remove php5-common

i didin’t wrote the package ” mysql-client-5.5 ” because was error info no candidate package something…

apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install mysql-server-5.5 mysql-client-5.5
apt-get install phpmyadmin
apt-get install php5

Done problem was resolved now appear the line:

Database client version: libmysql – 5.5.30 – Correctly I’m happy see ya.

Best Regards

After upgrading everything I was unable to run mysql-server-5.5 setup:

130512 19:18:28 InnoDB: Warning: io_setup() failed with EAGAIN. Will make 5 attempts before giving up.
InnoDB: Warning: io_setup() attempt 1 failed.
InnoDB: Warning: io_setup() attempt 2 failed.
InnoDB: Warning: io_setup() attempt 3 failed.
InnoDB: Warning: io_setup() attempt 4 failed.
InnoDB: Warning: io_setup() attempt 5 failed.
130512 19:18:31 InnoDB: Error: io_setup() failed with EAGAIN after 5 attempts.
InnoDB: You can disable Linux Native AIO by setting innodb_use_native_aio = 0 in my.cnf
130512 19:18:31 InnoDB: Fatal error: cannot initialize AIO sub-system
130512 19:18:31 [ERROR] Plugin ‘InnoDB’ init function returned error.
130512 19:18:31 [ERROR] Plugin ‘InnoDB’ registration as a STORAGE ENGINE failed.
130512 19:18:31 [ERROR] Unknown/unsupported storage engine: InnoDB
130512 19:18:31 [ERROR] Aborting

It suggests to use innodb_use_native_aio in my.cnf – no difference at all.
Seems like mysql server bug

I was lucky and was able to fix this:

I removed mysql to start clean:

apt-get remove –purge mysql\*
dpkg -l | grep -i mysql
apt-get clean
apt-get install mysql-client mysql-client-5.5 mysql-common

Then changed the innodb_use_native_aio setting as the console suggested.
nano /etc/my.cnf
innodb_use_native_aio = 0

apt-get install mysql-server-5.5

And thus mysql installed correctly. However just to test if this was the issue i went back to nano /etc/my.cnf
and removed the line “innodb_use_native_aio = 0”, reloaded mysql and guess what – again the sql server didn’t want to start.
So this definately was the issue for me, could help if someone else has this issue.

With MySQL 5.5.31 my problems described above with innodb_use_native_aio
are gone and it’s all working perfectly now. Thanks!

I normally wait a couple of months before upgrading a server. Now that 7.1 is out, I figured I’d try upgrading to Wheezy from Squeeze. Unfortunately, MySQL refuses to upgrade. Everything else went fairly smoothly but MySQL doesn’t start. This happens even if I purge the installation and reinstall. Here’s what I get:

[FAIL] Starting MySQL database server: mysqld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . failed!
invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action “start” failed.
dpkg: error processing mysql-server-5.5 (–configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server:
mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.5; however:
Package mysql-server-5.5 is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing mysql-server (–configure):
dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:

Where is MySQL 5.6 (or equiv)? I can only get 5.5 on wheezy and above it says that 5.6 will be maintained?

Ok, thank you for your answer. Currently my biggest problem is to find an a 5.6 MySql client.

Hey Guillaume,

Many thanks for all the work you’re putting into this!

Do you have an idea about when you’ll be able to release the MySQL 5.6 packages?


Take your time for Mysql5.6. 🙂 Hope it’s going well with no error when you’ll release it 🙂

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