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Percona Software in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) release

 | April 18, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software, Percona Toolkit, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster


I’d like to congratulate Canonical with the new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Release, it really looks like a great release, and I say it having my own agenda 🙂 It looks even more great because it comes with a full line of Percona Software.
If you install Ubuntu 14.04 and run aptitude search you will find:

Percona Toolkit and Percona XtraBackup are up to the latest versions, but Percona Server and Percona XtraDB Cluster comes with 5.5 versions, and it is in line with default MySQL version, which again is 5.5.

I expect this release will make it much easier for users to get familiar with our software, so you can go and try this today!

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.


  • Hello!

    Will you be adding percona 5.6 to apt repositories for Ubuntu 14.04 anytime soon? Do you know why Ubuntu decided to include percona 5.5, but not 5.6 in their 14.04 release?


  • Hi,

    Will Percona be updating their Apt repository to support Trusty or do we have to use the distribution packages? If you are going to update your Apt repository, do you know when this will occur?



  • Richard,

    Ubuntu decided to go with 5.5 by default, as there was a quite narrow timeframe for the release.
    There was an idea to make all flavors available (MySQL, Percona Server, MariaDB), and we’ve had some work done in this direction – the recent mess with libpercona renaming was related to that. Unfortunately this approach introduced more problems than solved, and there was no enough time to fix it.
    At this moment I do not expect Percona Server / XtraDB Cluster 5.6 will be available from official Ubuntu 14.04 repos.

  • Thanks Vadim. When you say that previous released won’t be ported to Trusty, does this mean the 5.5 branch won’t be available and you will only be releasing 5.6+ on Trusty?

    I’m essentially after percona-server-server-5.5 and percona-server-client-5.5 packages for Trusty on the Percona Apt repository. If this won’t be available, I’ll just plan to migrate to 5.6.

    Thanks again.

  • Nick,

    As you may see 5.5 branch is still under an active work
    The trend is Oracle provides a bug fix release bi-monthly.
    so I expect there will be 5.5.38 release, probably by end of May

  • At the moment, it seems my only option for deploying Percona Server (sans XtraDB Cluster) on 14.04 is to build it from source.

    I tried apt-get install percona-xtradb-cluster-server-5.5, but of course that gives me a percona-server with the wsrep modifications, which won’t start up with a my.cnf that enables the query cache. I had hoped setting wsrep_on = OFF would fix this problem for me, but that didn’t work, and in fact the docs indicate that option can’t be set at the command line or by the config file (!). I guess that means it can only be set after the server is running, which won’t happen with the query cache enabled.

    Please let me know if there’s some way (other than building from source) that I can install a standalone Percona Server with query cache enabled on 14.04.


  • I’ve installed percona server 5.6 from source due to the lack of Ubuntu 14.04 binaries, but the installation is missing an init/upstart script. When trying ‘mysql -version’ it doesn’t appear to be installed. Where can I find one that’s suitable for Percona Server 5.6?

  • Hi Vadim,

    For those of us who used to have percona-xtradb-cluster-server-5.6 installed on saucy, but upgraded to trusty and lost the package in the process… what are our options? I’d like to get the percona-xtradb-cluster-server-5.6 on trusty… but don’t see a trusty version in the percona apt repository… do you know when one might become available?

    Thank you!


  • Hi again,

    I have just built the percona-xtradb-cluster-server-5.6 from source and generated the DEB files for the release (via the supplied build-dpkg.sh script). Am I allowed to upload those to my own PPA on LaunchPad for others to be able to use until you guys upload a version to your apt repository?


  • Boris,

    Our software is GPL, so you can do whatever you want as long as you respect GPL license.

    Meantime you can see we release new versions of our software which supports Trusty already (however Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 was not released yet for Trusty).

  • If you really really need it (like I did) check the compile guide I found here http://blog.imdk.org/2014/06/how-to-compile-percona-xtradb-cluster.html

    The compile guides on percona are confusing and never work out completely (as stated in blog). But hopefully a DEB package will be available soon from the percona repo (though 4 months have passed since this blog post by Vadim was created)

  • PXC 5.6.19 has been released and supports 14.04. See the details here: http://www.mysqlperformanceblog.com/2014/07/21/percona-xtradb-cluster-5-6-19-25-6-now-available/

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