MySQL 5.5.31 for Squeeze

Packages of MySQL 5.5.31 are now available for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” on both amd64 and i386 architectures. They fix some serious vulnerabilities and InnoDB-, partition- and replication-related bugs as well.

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.


PHP 5.4.15 & PHP 5.3.25 / for Wheezy & Squeeze

On May 9th 2013, the PHP group has released PHP 5.4.15 and PHP 5.3.25.

These releases fix about 10 bugs aswell as upgrading the bundled libmagic library. All users of PHP are encouraged to upgrade to PHP 5.4.15.

The corresponding packages are now available on Dotdeb :

  • for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” and Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”,
  • on both amd64 and i386 architectures.

Please note that the php5-ffmpeg and php5-pinba packages for PHP 5.4 are missing on Wheezy. They should appear in the next few days, after their source code has been made compatible with Debian’s multi-arch scheme.

As usual, please read the ChangeLog before upgrading and be sure to use to the latest packages before reporting any issue. And if you want to support Dotdeb, take a look at this page.


Percona toolkit 2.2.2

Percona toolkit 2.2.2 is now available on Dotdeb for both Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” and Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”. It fixes bugs in the previous release and provide usability enhacements to the toolkit.

As usual, please read the list of changes for Percona toolkit 2.2.2 before upgrading.


Security : Nginx 1.4.1

Nginx 1.4.1 has been released on May 7th 2013, with the fix for the stack-based buffer overflow security problem in nginx 1.3.9 – 1.4.0, discovered by Greg MacManus, of iSIGHT Partners Labs (CVE-2013-2028).

As a consequence, Dotdeb’s packages of Nginx 1.4.1 are now available for both Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” and Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” (amd64/i386).

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


Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” has been released

Now that Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” has been released, I’m glad to announce that it’s supported by Dotdeb. Feel free to change your sources.list and to upgrade your boxes.

About Wheezy & Dotdeb

Wheezy is supported as of today and these packages will be maintained :

  • PHP : 5.4 and 5.5 (as soon as it’s GA)
  • MySQL : 5.6 or equivalent (Percona Server, MariaDB…)
  • Nginx
  • Redis
  • Zabbix
  • Percona toolkit

(PHP 5.4, Zabbix and Percona toolkit packages are missing now, they will appear in the next few days)

That means that the support for these packages will be discontinued in Wheezy :

  • MySQL 5.5. The Debian project will be in charge of the 5.5 branch. Transition is seamless.
  • PHP 5.3 (you’ll have to stick to Squeeze)

About Squeeze & Dotdeb

Squeeze will be supported by Dotdeb as long as it is supported by Debian (one year), with the current lineup :

  • PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.3 (as long as it’s supported by the PHP Group). No PHP 5.5.
  • MySQL 5.5. No MySQL 5.6 or equivalent.
  • Nginx stable
  • Redis
  • Zabbix
  • Percona toolkit

Redis 2.6.13, for Debian Wheezy and Squeeze

Redis 2.6.13 has been released, bringing the following changes (take a look at the Changelog) :

  • [FIX] Throttle BGSAVE attempt on saving error.
  • [FIX] redis-cli: raise error on bad command line switch.
  • [FIX] Redis/Jemalloc Gitignore were too aggressive.
  • [FIX] Test: fix RDB test checking file permissions.
  • [FIX] Sentinel: always redirect on master->slave transition.
  • [FIX] Lua updated to version 5.1.5. Fixes rare scripting issues.
  • [NEW] AOF: improved latency figures with slow/busy disks.
  • [NEW] Sentinel: turn old master into a slave when it comes back.
  • [NEW] More explicit panic message on out of memory.
  • [NEW] redis-cli: --latency-history mode implemented.

The upgrade urgency is moderate, nothing very critical but upgrading is suggested if you experienced:

  1. Strange issues with Lua scripting.
  2. Not reconfigured reappearing master using Sentinel.
  3. Server continusly trying to save on save error.

This version of Redis may also help with AOF and slow / busy disks and latency issues.

The packages are now available for both Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” and Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” on both amd64 and i386 architectures.