MySQL 5.1.50 is here

Yesterday, many announcements have been made on MySQL Sunday. MySQL 5.5 is now RC, and will be GA soon, with many (exciting) improvements.

No, there are no MySQL 5.5 packages on Dotdeb (yet), but MySQL 5.1.50 packages for Debian 5.0 « Lenny » are now available on Dotdeb in amd64/i386 flavours.

This bugfix release embeds the InnoDB plugin 1.0.11.

As usual, please read the Changelog carefully before upgrading.


MySQL 5.1.47, a security-focused release, is available

MySQL 5.1.47 is now available on Dotdeb for your Lenny servers, in amd64 and i386 flavours.

This is a security-oriented release that fixes some serious flaws… Please read full changelog for more information.

Please also note that the InnoDB plugin has been upgraded to version 1.0.8 and is now considered of General Availability quality. Feel free to use it for a performance boost.


MySQL 5.1.46 is now available

MySQL 5.1.46 is now available on Dotdeb for your Lenny servers, in amd64 and i386 flavours. It fixes a lot of annoying bugs and upgrades the InnoDB plugin to version 1.0.7 for more performances.

Be careful : the MySQL server is now split in two separate packages :

  • mysql-server-core-5.1 that contains only the mysqld binary and some system files,
  • mysql-server-5.1 that depends on mysql-server-core-5.1 and that contains the init scripts and utilities to run the MySQL server in a Debian environment.

The migration to this new packaging schema is transparent and will not break any dependencies.

As usual, please read the changes in MySQL 5.1.46 and what’s new in the InnoDB plugin 1.0.7 before upgrading.


MySQL 5.1.40 is available for Debian “Lenny” and “Etch” with InnoDB-plugin support

MySQL 5.1.40 is now available on Dotdeb for Debian 5.0 “Lenny” / Debian 4.0 “Etch” in amd64/i386 flavours.

As usual, this maintenance release fixes a lot of bugs (please read the Changelog for more details).

Please note that the packaging is a little bit different from the official Debian packaging, to include the InnoDB plugin in the mysql-server-5.1 package instead of in the libmysqlclient-dev one. This plugin replaces the built-in InnoDB support and has many advantages :

  • fast index creation,
  • data compression,
  • new row formats,
  • new file formats,
  • performance and scalability enhancements…

You can easily enable it by uncommenting to lines in the /etc/mysql/my.cnf configuration file and then restart your MySQL server :

Editing my.cnf to enable the InnoDB plugin support

Please read carefully the InnoDB plugin documentation and backup your data before activating this beta quality feature!


Built from the Valley, MySQL 5.1.34 is available

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