Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.36-34.1 on March 17th, 2014 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). Based on MySQL 5.5.36, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.36-34.1 is now the current stable release in the 5.5 series. All of Percona‘s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release can be found in the 5.5.36-34.1 milestone at Launchpad.
- After installing the
auth_socketplugin any local user might get root access to the server. If you’re using this plugin upgrade is advised. This is a regression, introduced in Percona Server 5.5.31-30.3. Bug fixed #1289599.
- The new client and server packages included files with paths that were conflicting with the ones in
mysql-libspackage on CentOS. Bug fixed #1278516.
- A clean installation of
Percona-Server-server-55on CentOS would fail due to a typo in
mysql_install_dbcall. Bug fixed #1291247.
- Percona-Server-shared-55 package was still declared as providing
mysql-libs, but it is not actually providing it anymore. Bug fixed #1291249.
- Slave I/O thread wouldn’t attempt to automatically reconnect to the master after a network time-out (
error: 1159). Bug fixed #1268729 (upstream #71374).
- Slave I/O thread wouldn’t attempt to automatically reconnect to the master if setting
master_heartbeat_periodfailed with a transient network error. Bug fixed #1268735 (upstream #71375).
This release fixes some of the issues caused by the
libmysqlclient rename to
libperconaserverclient in Percona Server 5.5.36-34.0. The old name was conflicting with the upstream
Except for packaging,
libperconaserverclient of the same version do not have any differences. Users who previously compiled software against Percona-provided
libmysqlclient will either need to install the corresponding package of their distribution, such as distribution or Oracle-provided package for CentOS and
libmysqlclient18 for Ubuntu/Debian or recompile against
libperconaserverclient. Another workaround option is to create a symlink from