Upgrading to MySQL 5.0.36 on RHEL and CentOS
Let me start by saying, "yes, I know that MySQL 5.0.36 isn't on the download page yet". That's because this is an enterprise-only release under the Monthly Rapid Update program. That said, there is absolutely nothing preventing the build of this version as a community release.
As with my prior release of MySQL 5.0.33 for RHEL & CentOS 4, the i386 binary packages and the src.rpm are packaged in the "Red Hat"-style that is used for the RHEL-, CentOS-, and Fedora-distributed packages. That means that the client & shared libraries are packaged as "mysql", that the "mysqld" daemon is packaged as "mysql-server", etc.
There are no significant changes to the src.rpm for this release except the inclusion of two man pages that are either new for this release or were missed by my last package. In either case, they've been included in the "mysql-server" package.
Regarding the changes from the last official src.rpm from MySQL, they're far too numerous to list. If you're interested I'd suggest installing the src.rpm and examining the mysql-5.0.36.spec file, otherwise, just install the binary packages.
NOTE: An update to this article has been created in a new post. I no longer suggest that users use these packages. If you already are, there's no harm, it's just that the new ones in the other post are more like the original RHEL/CentOS build.
Update (9/24/2009): Packages deleted, use the yum repository instead.