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.
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
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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