MySQL 5.0.77 available

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MySQL 5.0.77 packages are now available on Dotdeb for Debian Etch amd64/i386. This is a maintenance release that fix some annoying bugs and a severe security issue. Please read the official list of changes in 5.0.77  before upgrading.

MySQL 5.1.31 available

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MySQL 5.1.31 is now available on Dotdeb for Etch amd64/i386. It fixes several problems and brings many enhancement to the previous release. Please read the official Changelog before upgrading.

MySQL 5.0.75 available

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MySQL AB has just made MySQL 5.0.75 available. Even it is just a maintenance release – since the 5.1 branch is now golden – it is now packaged and uploaded to Dotdeb for Etch amd64/i386. Anyway, if you did not make the jump and still use MySQL 5.0, please upgrade your server, to fix some… Read more »

MySQL 5.1.30 GA available on Dotdeb

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MySQL, the most popular open source database, releases on November 27, 2008, its version 5.1 GA (General Availability). It is now available on Dotdeb for Etch (amd64/i386)! Version 5.1 introduces several enhancements to the already rich set of features. Most notable are partitioning, row based replication, the event scheduler, a new plugin infrastructure, and logs on demand. There are more new features,… Read more »

Using the Google Perftools to speed up your MySQL server

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The Google Perftools, especially tcmalloc (Thread Caching Malloc), can be very useful to speed up your applications, depending on your environment : TCMalloc is faster than the glibc 2.3 malloc (available as a separate library called ptmalloc2) and other mallocs that I have tested. ptmalloc2 takes approximately 300 nanoseconds to execute a malloc/free pair on… Read more »

MySQL 5.0.67 available

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Norbert Tretkowski recently worked on packaging MySQL 5.0.67, the latest Community Edition release of MySQL Server. But, since the next Debian version – Lenny – is already frozen, the packages were not uploaded to the official archive. Instead of that, I rebuilt them and made them available on Dotdeb for Etch amd64/i386. Please take a… Read more »