Category Archives: Upgrading

Debian 9 and MySQL: Watch Out!

Debian logo by Software in the Public Interest, Inc. (CC-BY-SA) MySQL and Debian 9 “Stretch” Debian 9 (“Stretch”) was released on June 17, and we congratulate the Debian community on another iteration of a central Linux distro. Now, the Debian release team some time ago decided not to ship MySQL as part of the distro, instead replacing it with one of the downstream... Read More

Upgrading to MySQL 5.7 Using the MySQL Repos for Linux

MySQL Server 5.7 was released around a month ago, and download numbers show huge interest in upgrading from older MySQL releases. As with any product that is frequently used as core infrastructure in complex systems with numerous interdependencies, major version upgrades of MySQL should be approached with some care. In this post, I will cover an essential part of such an upgrade, namely the... Read More