Update of MySQL to 5.6

Laurent Blume laurent at opencsw.org
Tue Sep 16 16:54:29 CEST 2014

Hello all,

A heads up: I'll be pushing MySQL 5.6.20 shortly. It looks good and will 
probably be smooth enough.

The libraries bit should be totally transparent and updated as usual. 
The sonames are the same, and meant to be binary-compatible.

The server itself is different: the new one will be CSWmysql56, and 
marked as incompatible with the current CSWmysql5.

An update should basically be:

# pkgrm CSWmysql5
# pkgutil -i mysql56
# svcadm enable cswmysql56

That should work, as the my.cnf will be kept and compatible. Of course, 
*test it* thoroughly first in your own environment.

The usual database updates will surely apply, check the MySQL doc for that.

Also: You can keep the 5.5 server and update only the libraries. They're 
not related.


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