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-55package was still declared as providing
mysql-libs, but it is not actually providing it anymore. Bug fixed #1291249.
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
mysql-lib for CentOS and
libmysqlclient18 for Ubuntu/Debian or recompile against
libperconaserverclient. Another workaround option is to create a symlink from
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