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Debian / Ubuntu Percona builds

 | March 9, 2009 |  Posted In: Percona Software


We had too many requests for deb builds of Percona releases so I could not ignore that and added scripts to build binaries on our Ubuntu 8.10 box. It’s going to be only 64bit releases (32bit is dead, isn’t it?), and I tested binaries on Debian Lenny system and it seems working fine.

So I prepared binaries for our Build13 (which I actually did not announce to not spam PlanetMySQL a lot, I will figure out another channel for announcements), and you can get it there, and your feedback is welcome!

As for changes for Build13 it contains InnoDB Data Dictionary restriction patch, which I mentioned before (

Speaking of deb binaries I tried to keep it compatible with native deb binaries, but I had to make some changes:

1. There was strange configure parameters

which I was not sure how to interpret, so I removed any mentioning of embedded server as 5.0 actually is not supposed to work in embedded mode and our patches can’t be compiled in this case.

2. I removed NDB cluster engine from builds, we have not tested combination of our patches with NDB so I really do not know how it works together.


Vadim Tkachenko

Vadim Tkachenko co-founded Percona in 2006 and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Vadim leads Percona Labs, which focuses on technology research and performance evaluations of Percona’s and third-party products. Percona Labs designs no-gimmick tests of hardware, filesystems, storage engines, and databases that surpass the standard performance and functionality scenario benchmarks. Vadim’s expertise in LAMP performance and multi-threaded programming help optimize MySQL and InnoDB internals to take full advantage of modern hardware. Oracle Corporation and its predecessors have incorporated Vadim’s source code patches into the mainstream MySQL and InnoDB products. He also co-authored the book High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication 3rd Edition.


  • 32 bits not dead! Plz make .deb for 32bits people :>. Many “old” 32 bits SMP systems are use to evaluate percona mysql system and tools before use then in a brand new 64bits server. :>

  • Hello

    I have some problem with your lovely debian build. When i try to start innodb, i receive these lines to error log, and innodb engine not working:
    090422 13:09:19 [ERROR] Plugin ‘InnoDB’ init function returned error.
    090422 13:09:19 [ERROR] Plugin ‘InnoDB’ registration as a STORAGE ENGINE failed.
    when i try to find (select * from mysql.plugin) i dont find.
    Can u help me?

    Best regards

  • Any chance we could get the src packages for those debs, for those of us who aren’t building on lenny or sid, and would like to rebuild them on etch?


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