Upgrading to MySQL 5.0.48 on RHEL and CentOS
Yeah, I know last month I said that I probably wouldn't be doing any more releases of MySQL from the Enterprise-only sources but I guess I lied. As soon as I saw that 5.0.48 was out I checked it out from BitKeeper and started working to turn that into a package that I could use to build my RPMs. Not wanting to unleash an untested copy of MySQL on the masses, and not knowing how my readers would react to my releasing packages made from an unofficial source tarball, I decided to keep that one private for a while and test it on my own systems.
Well, just about when it got to the point when I was going to release it to the wild, some kind soul went and released the official tarball for 5.0.48 Enterprise. The 5.0.48 binaries currently in my repo are made from the official sources, not my original BitKeeper sources. That said, given how well they worked out for me I am still not opposed to, in the future, releasing Enterprise versions of MySQL that are made from the BitKeeper sources and then later doing a respin if the official source tarball leaks out. If you have a concern about that, let me know.
As always, a link to the release notes is below, as is the src.rpm needed to build this package yourself (although I really don't know why you'd want to do that, it's a very painful experience).
UPDATE (9/21/2007): The Source & Binary RPMs has been updated to include a patch for Bug #31001 which caused "ORDER BY" to not work correctly for InnoDB tables. All users of InnoDB are urged to update if you care about the order of your results.
MySQL 5.0.48 Release Notes
Update (9/24/2009): Packages deleted, use the yum repository instead.