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MySQL 5.6.23 has been released by Oracle on February 2nd 2015. Please read the full Changelog fore more details.

The corresponding packages are now available for Debian 7 “Wheezy”, on both amd64 and i386 architectures.

13 Responses to “MySQL 5.6.23 for Wheezy”

  1. Grégoire

    Thank you for this update.

    The installation process crashed :
    Preparing to replace mysql-server-5.6 5.6.21-1~dotdeb.1 (using …/mysql-server-5.6_5.6.23-1~dotdeb.1_amd64.deb) …
    Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld.
    Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld.
    cp: cannot overwrite directory `/var/lib/mysql-upgrade/DATADIR.link/mysql’ with non-directory
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/mysql-server-5.6_5.6.23-1~dotdeb.1_amd64.deb (–unpack):
    subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1

    # uname -a
    Linux ns4 3.10.23-xxxx-std-ipv6-64 #1 SMP Tue Mar 18 14:48:24 CET 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  2. Grégoire

    @Guillaume Plessis
    Yes my /var/lib/mysql directory is a symlink, like on all my others servers

  3. Guillaume Plessis

    @Grégoire, @Frank : sorry for my late answer. Instead of doing a symlink from your external directory to /var/lib/mysql, please prefer changing the datadir configuration option in /etc/mysql/my.cnf, the upgrade should work fine then.

  4. Brian Tafoya

    Had a hard time tracking this issue down…

    On start, no matter what open file limits are set I was getting out of resource errors.

    Turns out check_for_crashed_tables in /etc/mysql/debian-start was the culprit. I commented it out and now the server starts. Is there an underlying problem I am not aware of?

  5. Frank

    @Grégoire I have already set the datadir to the external directory. I delete the symlink and create new new empty directory mysql and then the upgrade works fine. Thanks!

  6. Alexander

    (addition to previous comment)

    Especially talking about php 5.5 as 5.6 is not ready for production without xdebug and memcached without JSON.

  7. Grégoire

    @Guillaume Plessis : Sorry too for my late answer !
    The datadir is already good in /etc/mysql/my.cnf.

    At the second upgrade I have now the following error :

    Preparing to replace mysql-server-5.6 5.6.21-1~dotdeb.1 (using …/mysql-server-5.6_5.6.23-1~dotdeb.1_amd64.deb) …
    Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld.
    Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld.
    cp: cannot overwrite directory `/var/lib/mysql-upgrade/DATADIR.link/mysql’ with non-directory
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/mysql-server-5.6_5.6.23-1~dotdeb.1_amd64.deb (–unpack):
    subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1

    Bt when I execute the following line :
    # mysql –version
    mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.6.23, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64) using EditLine wrapper

    This is strange, The MySQL version returned by the server is 5.6.23 !

  8. Guillaume Plessis

    @perret : sorry, but I had to remove your comments, they’re messing the layout. Please contact me (gui at dotdeb dot org) to solve your problem.