Upgrading to MySQL 5.0.54 on RHEL and CentOS
It's been a while (3 months) since I've posted a MySQL update. The Enterprise release of 5.0.50, the Community release of 5.0.51, and the Enterprise release of 5.0.52 all refused to pass the testing at the end of the build process. Thankfully though, they got that worked out (MySQL bug 33050), so I'm now making binaries for MySQL 5.0.54 available in my repo.
Another issue that keeps coming up is the availability of the Enterprise sources. A few individuals have been kind enough to post links or email me with locations where I could download the Enterprise source packages but I didn't get that for 5.0.52 or 5.0.54. My original solution to this problem, as was done for my first release of 5.0.48, was to check the Enterprise sources out from BitKeeper and then to merge in the man/info pages from the MySQL web site. That solution is exactly what I'm going to be using from now on as, short of kicking out the funds for an Enterprise subscription of my own, it seems to be the only way to reliably get the source packages.
The sources for the 5.0.54 release are courtesy of Johnny Hughes, one of the CentOS maintainers. He left a comment over on my 5.0.48 post letting me know about the testing patch mentioned above, as well as his success in getting packages built for the 'centosplus' repo for CentOS 4. Thanks again. Oh, and for those that don't know, the packages I create and those for the CentOS 4 'centosplus' repo are almost identical. The largest change is that in my repo the 'mysql-libs' package is merged with the 'mysql' package, just as it is in the original packages for RHEL, CentOS, and Fedora.
MySQL 5.0.54 Release Notes
Update (9/24/2009): Packages deleted, use the yum repository instead.