Percona toolkit 2.1.9

Percona toolkit 2.1.9 is now available on Dotdeb for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”. It includes many bug fixes and it is worth upgrading to, especially if you were affected by the backwards-incompatible changes to pt-heartbeat in 2.1.8. Take a look at this blog post by Daniel Nichter for more info.

As usual, please read the list of changes for Percona toolkit 2.1.9 before upgrading.


Nginx 1.2.7

Today, Nginx 1.2.7 has been released with a few new features but also bugfixes merged from 1.3.x. See the full Changelog for more details.

As a consequence, Dotdeb’s packages of Nginx 1.2.7 are now available for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” (amd64/i386) with the following changes :

  • Logs are now rotated on a weekly basis.
  • Passenger has been upgraded to the 3.0.19 version.
  • The chunkin-nginx-module, nginx-lua and nginx-upload-module modules got minor updates.

As usual, if you want to know which module has been included in each Nginx flavor, you just have to look at this document.


Zabbix 2.0.5

Zabbix 2.0.5 has been released today, bringing new minor features and bug fixes (take a look at the Zabbix 2.0.5 release notes for more info).

The packages are now available for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” on both amd64 and i386 architectures.


Redis 2.6.10

Redis 2.6.10 has been released today, bringing many non-critical fixes and many small improvements (take a look at the Changelog) :

  • [BUGFIX] redis-cli --rdb, fixed when the server sends newlines to ping.
  • [BUGFIX] redis-cli, minor fixes on connection handling, prompt.
  • [BUGFIX] Slow log: don’t log EXEC, just executed commands.
  • [BUGFIX] On failed shutdown don’t try again and again compulsively.
  • [BUGFIX] Fix build on sunos without backtrace().
  • [BUGFIX] UNSUBSCRIBE and PUNSUBSCRIBE: always provide a reply (see 742e580)
  • [BUGFIX] Lua struct library was broken, upgraded.
  • [BUGFIX] Fix a bug in srandmemberWithCountCommand() with count argument.
  • [BUGFIX] Test: disable clients timeout to prevent issues on slow systems.
  • [BUGFIX] Sentinel: don’t advertise the promoted slave as master too early.
  • [IMPROVED] Whitelist SIGUSR1, see
  • [IMPROVED] Simpler to understand redis-cli --bigkeys output.
  • [IMPROVED] Test now works with tclsh > 8.5.
  • [IMPROVED] Added option to turn of the Nagle algorithm in slave socket.
  • [IMPROVED] Optionally use SO_KEEPALIVE to detect dead peers.

The upgrade urgency is moderate.

As a reminder, here is the Changelog of the previous unpackaged 2.6.9 version. Its upgrade emergency was moderate if you use replication :

  • [BUGFIX] Changing master at runtime (SLAVEOF command) in presence of network problems, or in very rapid succession, could result in non-critical problems (GitHub Issue #828).
  • [IMPROVED] CLINGET GETNAME and SETNAME to set and query connection names reported by CLIENT LIST. Very useful for debugging of problems.
  • [IMPROVED] redis-cli is now able to transfer an RDB file from a remote server to a local file using the --rdb <filename> command line option.

The packages are now available for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” on both amd64 and i386 architectures.


MySQL 5.5.30

Packages of MySQL 5.5.30 are now available for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” on both amd64 and i386 architectures. They fixes some InnoDB-, partition- and replication-related issues and some more bugs. And a new configuration directive, called innodb_print_all_deadlocks, has been backported from MySQL 5.6.

Please note that the Pinba engine has also been rebuilt to be used against this new version.

As usual, please read carefully the full Changelog before upgrading.