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5.0.87-build20 Percona binaries

 | November 18, 2009 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Software


Dear Community,

We are pleased to present the 20th build of MySQL server with Percona patches.

Comparing to the previous release it has following new features:

  • The build is based on MySQL-5.0.87
  • innodb_rw_lock.patch is ported from InnoDB Plugin 1.0.3
  • To be compatible with RedHat RPM repository, the naming scheme has changed to


See release notes for earlier changes.

Since the build 20 MySQL server with Percona patches is available in Percona RPM repository via YUM. To make it working add a file Percona.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d with following content

As usual you can download binaries and sources with the patches here

There is Debian packages repository is also available. See release page for configuration and usage guideance.

The Percona patches live on Launchpad : https://launchpad.net/percona-patches and you can report bug to Launchpad bug system:

https://launchpad.net/percona-patches/+filebug. The documentation is available on our Wiki

For general questions use our Pecona-discussions group, and for development question Percona-dev group.

For support, commercial and sponsorship inquiries contact Percona.

Aleksandr Kuzminsky

Aleksandr is a consultant and data recovery specialist. He is a former Percona employee.


  • Is it worth/recommended to downgrade from a non RedHat RPM 5.1.40 MySQL installation to this Percona build? Which would have better performance? MySQL for dedicated CentOS 5.4 DB server focused on performance.


  • I’m quite confused. Stable/production builds from Percona are based on MySQL 5.0.x or 5.1.x?

    What build should I use on production servers?


  • Geoff, Raine: We build binaries for both 5.1 and 5.0.

    If you’re already using 5.1 – stick to it. The most recent 5.1 binary announce was here:

    If you’re using 5.0, it’s probably time to start planning your upgrade. Officially ‘Active Support’ ends at the end of December, so you can expect less and less development focus on it:

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