The current installation of mysql is 5.5.30 and it is in Amazon ec2 I want to upgrade it to 5.6.21

I used

sudo apt-get install mysql-server=5.6.21

But it says:

Version '5.6.21' for 'mysql-server' was not found

Any idea?

  • Every repository does not necessarily have the latest version of each program. You might need to find one that has the version you want. – fixer1234 Mar 11 '15 at 17:10

I would suspect version 5.6.21 just isn't offered in your distro's package manager.

You should be able to check which version(s) are reported as available if you run apt-cache policy mysql-server.

i.e.: here's the current output I get from Debian Wheezy:

$ sudo apt-cache policy mysql-server
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 5.5.41-0+wheezy1
  Version table:
     5.5.41-0+wheezy1 0
        500 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ wheezy/main armhf Packages

So 5.5.41 is the current version offered through the package manager.

You can downloaded newer versions from MySQL directly, and install it manually.

  • This is a Amazon EC2 instance of the server. Can the OP download and install manually this? – James Mertz Mar 11 '15 at 20:00
  • Wheezy is the stable repository. You won't find the latest version of anything there. Ubuntu is based on Debian Testing, and it's not even there. – fixer1234 Mar 12 '15 at 5:04

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