Solved

MySQL 5.1 on Debian Lenny

Posted on 2009-05-15
3
7,185 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Dear Experts,

I am running a stable version of Debian (Lenny) which has MySQL 5.0 in it's repositories.  I need to install MySQL 5.1 because of some of it's new functionality but I cannot figure out how to install it.

I found an article explaining how to create a .deb file the "debian way", but it does not seem to work for me.

Here is the article

------------ article start --------------

Building a DEB is very easy to do and it's a shame that the members of this forum do not advocate it. If you've never built a DEB before, then try building Backintime. It only takes a minute or two, so it's a great exercise.

In general, building a DEB from Debian-ized source is a simple four-step process.

1. First, you add a "source line" to your /etc/apt/sources.list file and install the build dependencies.
2. Then you download the source (as normal user).
3. Then you run dpkg-buildpackage to build the DEB.
4. Finally, you install the DEB(s) with dpkg -i

To be more specific, add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ sid main

Then run install the build dependencies:

apt-get update
apt-get install fakeroot
apt-get build-dep <packagename>

Those are the last commands you should run as root before installing the DEB. All of the build commands should be run as normal user.

Next, create a directory for the build in your normal user's home directory, download the source into that directory and build the DEB:

mkdir /home/XXXX/my_build/
cd /home/XXXX/my_build/
apt-get source <packagename>
cd <packagename>-<version>/
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc

That last command may take a minute or an hour or three hours. It all depends on the size of the package and your own hardware.

Once the dpkg-buildpackage command finishes, you'll find the DEB(s) in your /home/XXXX/my_build/ directory and you can install them (as root) with:

cd /home/XXXX/my_build/
dpkg -i <packagename>_<version>_<architecture>.deb

It doesn't get much simpler than that.

Perhaps more importantly, a Debian Developer would follow a very similar procedure to create a backport from a package that's already in Testing or Unstable.

------------ article end ---------------

I know MySQL 5.1 is not available in the stable repository, but it is available in the experimental repository:

http://packages.debian.org/search?suite=experimental&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=mysql%205.1

How can I modify the article above to create a .deb file from the experimental repository/

Please help
0
Comment
Question by:narmi2
3 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:cjl7
ID: 24395523
Or you just download it from the mysql website and unpack it...

//jonas
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:narmi2
ID: 24396429
I do not want to do that because the debian package manager "apt" will not keep a record of it.  I would like to create a .deb file which will be recognised by "apt".
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
ai_ja_nai earned 500 total points
ID: 24403244
What about downloading a precompiled deb package directly from Debian website?
http://packages.debian.org/pl/experimental/mysql-server-5.1
0

Featured Post

Visualize your virtual and backup environments

Create well-organized and polished visualizations of your virtual and backup environments when planning VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Veeam deployments. It helps you to gain better visibility and valuable business insights.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction We as admins face situation where we need to redirect websites to another. This may be required as a part of an upgrade keeping the old URL but website should be served from new URL. This document would brief you on different ways ca…
The purpose of this article is to show how we can create Linux Mint virtual machine using Oracle Virtual Box. To install Linux Mint we have to download the ISO file from its website i.e. http://www.linuxmint.com. Once you open the link you will see …
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question