Posts Tagged ‘yum’

MariaDB 5.2 repository for RHEL/CentOS

Until now, MariaDB 5.2 was lacking a yum repository for easy installs and upgrades. It is now available, thanks to OurDelta.

Just follow our very simple installation instructions.

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MariaDB 5.1.39 for Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL/CentOS

You can now yum (RPM) or apt-get (DEB) MariaDB 5.1.39, courtesy of OurDelta and in close cooperation with Monty Program Ab. Simply follow the info on the CentOS, Debian or Ubuntu pages.

(note: give the mirrors some hours to sync up)

Quick overview

  • See the Release Notes for relevant bugfixes.
  • Drop-in replacement for stock MySQL 5.0 or 5.1 (If you’re coming from stock MySQL, see the MariaDB extras/differences overview).
  • If you are upgrading from 5.0, please review the upgrade information first before diving in.
  • The packages take care of backward compatibility with the older .so.15 client library (5.1 has .so.16), including on CentOS 5 (no separate “compat” RPM required).
  • This release for the first time also has packages (in YUM repo) for RHEL/CentOS 5. The MariaDB RPMs should purposely conflict with any 5.0, as well as any 5.1 of different origin, so that you consciously have to choose to upgrade and won’t accidentally end up for instance automatically upgrading from 5.0 to 5.1. We say should because while we tested various scenarios, the real world is bound to teach us more. Just be cautious, and please file bugs if you spot anything weird.
  • We didn’t build RHEL/CentOS 4 RPMs, because it originally came with MySQL 4.1 which is ancient, this means that other packages on that system have a dependency on If you do have a need for RHEL 4 packages, please let us know.
  • Generic Linux binary tarballs and the base source tarball to create all builds are also available, although to recreate one of the packages it’s easiest to use the relevant source package.

Please enjoy, and if you encounter any problems, file bugs with OurDelta or MariaDB on Launchpad.

If you’d like to keep up to date about MariaDB developments, there is a Planet MariaDB. If you have a feed relevant for MariaDB, you can submit it through the site.

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Updating your repo info if you started with OurDelta d6

If you start with the d6 build, you probably have in your repo files rather than Since we moved to using download mirrors, you need to update your repo config files. There are redirects in place for download users, but yum/apt-get generally don’t like redirects. For details on what your config should now look like, just take a peek at the information for each distro we currently support:

Once you’ve fixed this up, updates should be painless in the future (i.e., updating to the current d7 build -recommended! and beyond). The RHEL/CentOS system in particular is flexible, since we the release RPM set up default to using an online list of mirror sources. But again, you can of course edit all of this to your liking.

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