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!


MySQL 5.1.39 released for Debian “Etch” and “Lenny”

MySQL 5.1.39 is now available on Dotdeb for Debian 4.0 “Etch” / Debian 5.0 “Lenny” in amd64/i386 flavours.

This maintenance release fixes a lot of bugs. Please note that the Lenny version introduces some hardening features.

As usual, please read the list of changes in 5.1.39 before upgrading.


MySQL 5.1.37 is available for Debian “Etch” and “Lenny”

MySQL 5.1.37 is now available on Dotdeb for Debian 4.0 “Etch” / Debian 5.0 “Lenny” in amd64/i386 flavours.

It fixes two security issues and brings a lot of bugfixes (read the list of changes), especially about replication and partitioning.

Please upgrade your servers.


MySQL 5.1.36 is available for Debian “Etch” and “Lenny”

MySQL 5.1.36 is now available on Dotdeb for Debian 4.0 “Etch” / Debian 5.0 “Lenny” in amd64/i386 flavours.

It fixes a lot of annoying bugs (read the list of changes to be convicted), especially one about granting the right privileges during the Debian post-installation process. The mysql-server-5.1 package should now install without needing any ugly trick.

Please upgrade your servers.


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


MySQL 5.1 updated

Quick post : MySQL AB has just released MySQL 5.1.33… This maintenance release fixes several bugs… The packages are now available for Lenny and Etch, amd64 and i386…They re-introduces the readline support in the MySQL client… Enjoy.


MySQL 5.1.32 is now available

MySQL AB has just released MySQL 5.1.32. This maintenance release fixes several bugs and one security issue. Upgrading is recommended, especially for those using replication.

Last but not least, it is now packaged for Lenny and Etch, amd64 and i386! Feel free to upgrade your servers…


Dotdeb : Debian 5.0 “Lenny” support in progress…

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.