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!