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Blogging and building live from MySQL Conf 09… If you want more details about what happens here (technical sessions, MySQL 5.4, InnoDB improvements, MySQL Cluster, Sun/Oracle fusion…) or want to enjoy a drink in the Valley, please let me know…

MySQL Conf 09

credits : Duncan Davidson

Back to the Dotdeb business : MySQL 5.1.34 has been published with its lot of bugfixes. It is now built and available on Dotdeb for your Lenny/Etch amd64/i386 Debian servers. No change in the packaging, just apt-get upgrade

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A few days ago, the first release candidate of PHP 5.3.0 has been published by the PHP Group, providing many improvements :

I just built the packages for Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 “Lenny” on amd64 and i386 and I will maintain them during the whole release cycle (RC2 and so on…).

Please note that they should NOT be installed on production servers : Suhosin and some important patches are not applied, PECL extensions are not available (yet)… They’re here for testing purpose only.

To fetch them, just add these temporary entries in your /etc/apt/sources.list and upgrade your instances :

deb stable all
deb-src stable all

But please DO read the full announcement before any further move.

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Sorry for the delay, but I had to come back from winter sports to have a decent Internet connection…

After being published by the PHP Group, PHP 5.2.9 anf its corresponding PECL extensions is now packaged for Lenny/Etch, amd64/i386. It fixes some annoying crashes and one security issue. The next release should be PHP 5.3.0 with some new interesting features (MySQL native driver, Phar, namespaces…).

Take a look at the official Changelog for more details before doing this recommanded upgrade.

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Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 “Lenny” has been published on last Valentine’s day. Although most of the Dotdeb packages for the previous release, “Etch”, are compatible with Lenny, it is now time for Dotdeb to have dedicated packages for this new distribution.

Lenny banner

I’m actually kind of busy at work, but I managed to build and upload the most important packages : PHP5, PHP5 PECL extensions and MySQL 5.1. Additional pieces of software (Google Perftools, for example) will appear in the next few days. Please be patient and don’t hesit to make suggestions.

What (about LAMP) has changed in Lenny?

  • Apache 1.3 has been removed, in favour of Apache 2.2. You have to migrate before any other change.
  • In addition, libapache-mod-php5 is still present, but it’s a non-sense and a cause of mistake : it depends on the missing apache-common package! You have been warned.
  • MySQL 5.0 comes in a satisfying recent release (5.0.51a) and will take profit of official Debian security releases.

What will change in the Lenny branch of Dotdeb?

  • PHP5 (5.2, 5.3, …) has now the focus and will be updated frequently, so PHP4 is not maintained anymore. PHP6 will be uploaded when it’s ready.
  • Up-to-date MySQL 5.1 packages will be provided as often as needed
  • MySQL 5.0 effort has been discontinued in favour the official Debian packages.
  • I’m wondering if I will keep maintaining the mail-related packages (Qmail, Vpopmail, Ezmlm, Qmailadmin…). If you really need them, let me know in the comments.

Should I switch to Lenny or should I stick to Etch?

It’s up to you. I will continue maintaining up-to-date packages for Etch in the next few months, so you’ll have time to upgrade your servers. Whatever you choose, you just have to take care of the Dotdeb entries in your sources.list :

  • It should refer to stable or lenny if you want to make the switch and take benefits from the brand new Debian distribution :
deb http://your.mirror/ stable all
deb-src http://your.mirror/ stable all
  • It should refer to oldstable or etch if you want to stick to the good old Etch and to take your time to upgrade.
deb http://your.mirror/ oldstable all
deb-src http://your.mirror/ oldstable all

(Please chose a mirror near your location on this page)


Thanks for using Dotdeb! This personnal project still aims (and will continue) to provide an efficient and up-to-date LAMP stack to your servers.

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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 annoying bugs, fill up some security holes and enhance the overall security of your favorite SGDB. And don’t forget to take a look at the release notes of MySQL 5.0.75.