Should you want to be on the bleeding edge, or in my case, don’t want to download 70MB each day in a daily snapshot (especially when I’m getting build errors), you can use Bit Keeper Free Bit Keeper Client that at least lets you download the MySQL Repository. This client doesn’t allow commits, which is a good thing for those non-gurus in mysql internals (which definitely includes me).
wget http://www.bitmover.com/bk-client.shar /bin/sh bk-client.shar cd bk_client-1.1 make
By placing sfioball in your path you can execute.
sfioball bk://mysql.bkbits.net/mysql-5.1 mysql-5.1
This took me about 4 mins, which seemed much quicker then getting a snapshot!
You can then get cracking with my instructions at[Read more...]