How to install the MySQL 5.5 on Ubuntu 10.04?
apt-get install mysql-server is only allows to install 188.8.131.52ubuntu12
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I used The following guide to install 5.5 on Ubuntu 10.04: http://www.ovaistariq.net/490/a-step-by-step-guide-to-upgrading-to-mysql-5-5/
Everything worked perfectly except one of the final steps, launching mysql:
mysqld --skip-grant-tables --user=mysql
Was giving me the following message and then shutting down:
[ERROR] Can't find messagefile '/usr/share/errmsg.sys'
To launch it and have it actually work, I used the following command:
mysqld --skip-grant-tables --user=mysql --lc-messages-dir="/usr/local/mysql/share/english/"
MySQL 5.5 has some great new features that solved a partitioning issue for me; partitioning via a varchar.
add-apt-repository ppa:internetbroadcasting/mysql55onlucid apt-get install mysql-server-5.5
Users with local apache+php5+mysql or similar combination with mysql in it would likely need to recompile mysql-dependent packages (php5-mysql), so it uses libmysqlclient18 provided by mysql-server-5.5.
Using libmysqlclient16-linked packages with mysql 5.5 installation might appear to be working initially, but would tend to crash randomly.
simple instructions for installation of MySQL 5.5 on Linux are documented here along with other libraries that are required.
I have written an article on how to install MySQL 5.5 on Ubuntu 10.10 using Ubuntu packages, I'm pretty sure it will work without any major issues on 10.04: http://geek.co.il/wp/2011/03/02/mysql-5-5-on-ubuntu-10-10