Based on MySQL 5.6.16, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.6.16-64.1 is the current GA release in the Percona Server 5.6 series. All of Percona’s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release can be found in the 5.6.16-64.1 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 5.6.11-60.3. 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.
libperconaserverclient18.1Debian/Ubuntu packages depended on
multiarch-support, which is not available on all the supported distribution versions. Bug fixed #1291628.
- The InnoDB file system mutex was being locked incorrectly if Atomic write support for Fusion-io devices was enabled. Bug fixed #1287098.
- 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).
This release fixes some of the issues caused by the
libmysqlclient rename to
libperconaserverclient in Percona Server 5.6.16-64.0. 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