Percona Server 5.6.17-66.0 is now available


Percona ServerPercona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.6.17-66.0 on June 11, 2014. Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories.

Based on MySQL 5.6.17, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.6.17-66.0 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 5.6.17-66.0 milestone at Launchpad.


New Features:

  • MySQL benchmarks (sql-bench directory in the MySQL distribution) has been made compatible with the TokuDB storage engine.
  • Percona Server has ported MariaDB code enhancement for start transaction with consistent snapshot. This enhancement makes binary log positions consistent with InnoDB transaction snapshots.
  • TokuDB Storage engine is now available as a separate package that can be installed along with the Percona Server 5.6.17-66.0. This feature is currently considered Release Candidate quality.
  • Percona Server has implemented ability to clone a snapshot created by START TRANSACTION WITH CONSISTENT SNAPSHOT in another session.
  • Percona Server 5.6 now includes HandlerSocket in addition to Percona Server 5.5.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fix for #1225189 introduced a regression in Percona Server 5.6.13-61.0 which could lead to an error when running mysql_install_db. Bug fixed #1314596.
  • InnoDB could crash if workload contained writes to compressed tables. Bug fixed #1305364.
  • GUI clients such as MySQL Workbench could not authenticate with a user defined with auth_pam_compat plugin. Bug fixed #1166938.
  • Help in Percona Server 5.6 command line client was linking to Percona Server 5.1 manual. Bug fixed #1198775.
  • InnoDB redo log resizing could crash when XtraDB changed page tracking was enabled. Bug fixed #1204072.
  • Audit Log wasn’t parsing escape characters correctly in the OLD format. Bug fixed #1313696.
  • Percona Server version was reported incorrectly in Debian/Ubuntu packages. Bug fixed #1319670.

Other bugs fixed: #1318537 (upstream #72615), #1318874, #1285618, #1272732, #1314568, #1271178, and #1323014.

Release notes for Percona Server 5.6.17-66.0 are available in our online documentation. Bugs can be reported on the launchpad bug tracker.

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Comments (2)

  • Ken Zalewski

    Are there any plans to make the client library name configurable, so that those of us that need the client lib to be libmysqlclient instead of libperconaserverclient can handle it easily during the build process.

    Currently, I am forced to execute the following commands prior to compilation:

    find . -name CMakeLists.txt -exec sed -i -e ‘s;perconaserverclient;mysqlclient;g’ {} \;
    sed -i -e ‘s;perconaserverclient;mysqlclient;g’ libmysql/libmysql.{,map}

    It would be much easier to have a cmake parameter, such as -DWITH_LIBMYSQLCLIENT or something like that.

    June 12, 2014 at 10:57 am
  • Roel Van de Paar

    @Ken, thank you for the idea. I have logged this as an internal issue for consideration and possible implementation. Feel free to ping me on skype roel.mysql in a few weeks to see how it’s going (note to self; BLD-169).

    June 26, 2014 at 6:39 pm

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