CentOS Comes with free build of MySQL Enterprise ?

As I already wrote you can well go to Linux distribution vendors if you’re looking for recent MySQL version in a hassle free binary form. (On the time of this writing you could only get binaries for MySQL Community 5.0.45 from MySQL Download Pages which was released in July and so about half a year old.

If you prefer to run binaries based on Enterprise codebase – the most up to date version 5.0.54 is now available for CentOS starting with CentOS4:

mysql.x86_64 5.0.54-1.el4.centos centosplus
mysql-bench.x86_64 5.0.54-1.el4.centos centosplus
mysql-devel.x86_64 5.0.54-1.el4.centos centosplus
mysql-libs.x86_64 5.0.54-1.el4.centos centosplus
mysql-server.x86_64 5.0.54-1.el4.centos centosplus

These are not built exactly same as ones you would download on MySQL Web site, ie BDB may be enabled by default but in general I have not seen major issues with RedHat builds for quite a while now.

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Comments (10)

  • Kostas

    Does this mean that one of MySQL AB’s paying customers “leaked” the source of the Enterprise version (which is their right to do) or I missed something? Once again the Enterprise schema is proved stupid, which is a shame since a good schema would benefit both the community and paying customers, as Baron explains in his very nice post:

    January 5, 2008 at 11:17 am
  • peter


    If I understand correctly MySQL gives Enterprise sources to RedHat so it becomes part of RHEL. These sources are under GPL and publicly available from RedHat together with other GPL packages. CentOS guys took these sources and built it.

    Also note – MySQL Enterprise Sources are still available from MySQL, they are just made rather inconvenient and not very visible:

    Agree with you 🙂

    January 5, 2008 at 12:33 pm
  • howa

    So it is recommended to use this version for production server, rather than those community version?

    January 6, 2008 at 12:07 am
  • aj

    Are there 32bit builds available? I can’t see anything in the centosplus repo for centos5 x86

    January 6, 2008 at 5:50 am
  • Eric Bergen

    Proven Scaling provides a mirror for the MySQL Enterprise binaries and source code. As Peter said these are released under the GPL license. We get these directly from MySQL so they are the exact same files you can get with an Enterprise subscription.

    The mirror is here:

    The official announcement is toward the end of this blog entry:

    January 7, 2008 at 12:10 am
  • peter

    Thanks Eric,

    Though it looks like you do not have 5.0.54 Enterprise yet,
    Also there are no RPM binaries only RPM sources which is much better than tarballs of you want to build and distribute RPMS but it requires more work than binaries itself.

    Though I understand you do not have bandwidth to provide set of binaries for everything. My point is still there is a value in CentOS binaries 🙂

    January 9, 2008 at 5:51 pm
  • peter

    It looks like this is only in CentOS4 centosplus by now. Though as srpm is available you should be able to rebuild it on 5 with no problems.

    Regarding using Community vs Enterprise version – in most cases Community is quite as good and it can contain more features. I’ve seen couple of bugs in community which were not in enterprise but it is vice versa.

    January 11, 2008 at 11:27 am
  • Jeremy Cole

    Hi Peter,

    We have updated the mirror. I apologize for it being out of date, it’s my fault. 🙂

    Actually there are CentOS/RHEL binaries as RPMs there, but all RPMs for each set are packaged together as a .tar file, as MySQL provides them. For example, mysql-enterprise-gpl-5.0.54-0.rhel4.x86_64.tar.



    January 16, 2008 at 2:21 am
  • peter

    Ah thanks Jeremy. I just expected to see RPMs similar as they are available for download from dev.mysql.com, thanks for clarification.

    January 22, 2008 at 4:45 am

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