November 27, 2014

MySQL sources from development tree

I just want to write few tips how to get MySQL from development BitKeeper tree, as there are several tricks.
First of all you need a fresh free client – bk-client2.0 .
Once you get it, you can clone latest tree:
bkf clone bk:// mysql-5.0

New client supports “changes” command, so you can look latest changes
bkf changes in mysql-5.0 directory.
It may be useful to get sources related to specific release. MySQL build team marks tree by TAG
with each new release. What I have looking by existing TAGS:

bkf changes | grep TAG
TAG: clone-5.0.32-build
TAG: mysql-5.0.30
TAG: clone-5.0.30-build
TAG: mysql-4.1.22
TAG: clone-4.1.22-build
TAG: mysql-5.0.28
TAG: mysql-5.0.27
TAG: mysql-5.0.26

So, to get sources for 5.0.30 release you need to run:

bkf clone -rmysql-5.0.30 bk:// mysql-5.0.30

Latest Falcon release is available on

Full list of available tree you can see here

About Vadim Tkachenko

Vadim leads Percona's development group, which produces Percona Clould Tools, the Percona Server, Percona XraDB Cluster and Percona XtraBackup. He is an expert in solid-state storage, and has helped many hardware and software providers succeed in the MySQL market.


  1. Larry McVoy says:

    You can do the tags thing more easily with

    bkf changes -t

    You can also search for a particular change with

    bkf changes -/string/

    and it will list only the changes with that string in the changeset commments.


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