Looking for Feedback: Update mysql from 5.1 to 5.5

Micah Gersten micahg at ubuntu.com
Wed Feb 9 00:39:33 UTC 2011

On 02/08/2011 01:22 PM, Chuck Short wrote:
> Hi,
> During the Ubuntu Server Team meeting I brought up the agenda item of
> upgrading mysql 5.1 in main to mysql 5.5. There are several reasons to
> do this:
> * Its faster compared to mysql 5.1 (although I dont have any benchmarks)
> * There are more bug fixes for mysql 5.5.
> * Amazon is using it on the cloud images.
> * Packages are nearly ready to be uploaded.
> * Easier to maintain going forward.
> Thoughts?
> chuck
>From a web developer perspective, I think this is a good idea.   People
are probably chomping at the bit for this for the performance
improvements.  Also, from an Ubuntu dev perspective, assuming the server
team is pretty much on track with regard to natty, it should be early
enough, in case there are any issues.  Also, anything that reduces the
maintenance burden I think is a win :)


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