[arch-dev-public] MySQL 5.5

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 16:38:46 EST 2011

2011/2/4 Ángel Velásquez <angvp at archlinux.org>:
> 2011/2/4 Andrea Scarpino <andrea at archlinux.org>:
>> On Friday 04 February 2011 16:41:06 Ángel Velásquez wrote:
>>> Talking with Andrea on irc he told to us (Ionut, me and the rest who
>>> were present) that he would like to wait until 5.5.9 is out.
>>> AFAIK 5.5.9 haven't setted a release day yet, so can we move this and
>>> then wait for the 5.5.9?, I think doing this rebuild and wait for
>>> 5.5.9 without know if it will be released on two months or so is too
>>> much, if somebody know when will be the release date please tell us
>>> and can we planify then, but now mysql rebuild is stucked on
>>> [testing].
>> Yes, I'd like to wait until 5.5.9, but I understand that we don't know when
>> MySQL devs will release it.
>> I just added two patches to our MySQL in [testing], I didn't rebuild it so you
>> can add something else or write a better post_install message. :)
>>> I vote for move this to [extra] I can take the responsability if it's
>>> needed to check bugs of mysql package until Andrea is back from exams
>> Thank you. If you take the responsability I vote +1 for the move and I'll try
>> to be present as much as I can (will be hard).
>> Another note Angel: maybe in the announcement you should write that example,
>> archive, blackhole and federated engine are now disabled.
>> --
>> Andrea
> Ok here is the draft:
> Title: MySQL 5.5 update
> Hi people, MySQL 5.5 (5.5.8) is on [extra] . This time we disabled
> Archive, Blackhole and Federated engine support.
MySQL 5.5 is now in [extra]. This is a major version upgrade from the
5.1 editions previously in the repositories. Archive, Blackhole, and
Federated engine support are no longer included in this package (ed:
is there a why here? we should tell them if so).

> After doing -Syu please do:
After upgrading the MySQL package and restarting the database, you
will need to run `mysql_upgrade` to ensure your tables are up to date
and compatible with MySQL 5.5.

> /etc/rc.d/mysqld restart && mysql_upgrade
> Please feel free to add or remove words, or rephrase the announce.
> Have fun

s/on/in/, a bit more full sentence-y, and attempting to provide people
with the why and not just blind commands to run.


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