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Trying out MySQL in Docker Swarm Mode

Orchestration tools are often used when scaling out an application stack. In a Docker environment, tools like Kubernetes, Mesos and Docker Swarm have typically been used for this purpose. Docker has brought significant updates to their orchestration offering with their latest release. In this blog post, we’ll give a contextual overview of the orchestration features offered in […]

MySQL Debian/Ubuntu packaging sprint

Debian/Ubuntu packaging sprint participants. From left: James Page, Norvald H. Ryeng, George Lorch, Akhil Mohan, Otto Kekäläinen, Robie Basak.

Last week, Canonical invited the MySQL packaging team in Debian to a packaging sprint in their London office, and most of us were able to participate. We’ve met online on IRC and UOSs before, but this was the first time we were all in the same room.

The results of our sprint will soon be available in a .deb near you. Since Debian Jessie is currently in feature freeze, most of it will hit Ubuntu first. The two main things we achieved on the MySQL side were to make MySQL 5.6 ready for Ubuntu Vivid (15.04) and to split MySQL, Percona and MariaDB configuration files. The configuration file split …

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MariaDB 10.0 reference card: plugins in packages

MariaDB 10.0 comes with ~50 engines and plugins; and it comes in 35 package sets (34 binary ones and a source tarball).

Every day people come asking on #maria IRC whether a package X contains an engine Y, or saying that it doesn’t, or wondering if it should. Remembering all combinations isn’t easy, and it became impractical to study build logs or package contents every time, so I ended up with a cheat sheet for 10.0.10 GA. At the very least it should help me to answer those questions; even better if somebody else finds it useful.

The tables below refer to contents of packages provided at downloads.mariadb.org or at MariaDB repository mirrors. Packages built by distributions might have different contents and are not covered here.

Legend

— built-in (also known as static):
the plugin comes as a part of the server binary. It can be disabled or enabled by default, but even when it is disabled, it is …

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MySQL RPMS and the new yum repository

I was really pleased to see the announcement by Oracle MySQL yum repositories that they have now produced a yum repository from where the MySQL RPMs they provide can be downloaded. This makes keeping up to date much easier. Many companies setup internal yum repositories with the software they need as then updating servers is much easier and can be done with a simple command. For many people at home that means you set this up once and don’t need to check for updates and do manual downloads, but can do a quick yum update xxxx and you get the latest version. Great!  This new yum repository only covers RHEL6 did not include RHEL5 which is not yet end of life and still used by me and probably quite a lot of other people. I filed bug#70773 to ask for RHEL5 support to be …

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On operating system upgrades and a packager’s nightmare

A fairy tale

Once upon a time I did an operating system upgrade, a minor one that should do no harm, but just get me up to date by fixing any bugs in the version I had been using. It seemed like a good idea.

All seemed to be fine. I use a package provided by an external vendor and not the one produced by the operating system provider as this vendor provides a newer version of the package and I need that. The vendor has to make his package fit in the os environment his package is built for and normally does a pretty good job.

I use automation to build my systems and when I built a new one some issues appeared. Related to the new version of the OS the provider had enhanced one of his packages and the installation pulled in new dependencies. The install of the external package I use then broke as it conflicted with the new dependency provided by the OS.  While a workaround is possible: uninstall …

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Welcome Tungsten Replicator 2.1.0!


Overview

First off, the important news. Tungsten Replicator 2.1.0 was released today.
You can download it and give it a try right now.


Second, I would say that I am quite surprised at how much we have done in this release. The previous release (2.0.7) was in February, which is just a few months ago, and yet it looks like ages when I see the list of improvements, new features and bug fixes in the Release Notes. I did not realized it until I ran my last batch of checks to test the upgrade from the previous release, which I hadn’t run for quite a long time. It’s …

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Packages to get MariaDB and tests up and running

yum

It’s often pain to guess package names when you need to install stuff on, lets say, CentOS. So there is a list, although maybe not full, of what I needed to get another VM build and run MariaDB server and to execute at least some tests on it (all done via yum install):

cmake
gcc
ncurses-devel
bison
g++
gcc-c++
aclocal
automake
libtool
perl-DBD-MySQL
gdb
libaio-devel
openssl-devel

Same in one line, for lazy me:
sudo yum install cmake gcc ncurses-devel bison g++ gcc-c++ aclocal automake libtool perl-DBD-MySQL gdb libaio-devel openssl-devel

To install bzr (if it’s not in the official repo):

su -c ‘rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-2.noarch.rpm’
(check the architecture)

and then can use yum install
bzr

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MySQL and Packaging

The MySQL Server from Oracle comes in a two different flavours: Community Edition and Enterprise Edition. The first one is under the GPLv2 license and the later is under the GPLv2 or Commercial license.

The Enterprise Edition was always available from https://enterprise.mysql.com (which now has an expired SSL certificate) under the GPLv2 license. This download page was restricted to paying customers. Since the Enterprise downloads were moved to https://edelivery.oracle.com the downloads are available for everyone (as long as it's not restricted by export regulations and accept the trial license agreement). The license is now 'Commercial'. The download be named V24071-01.zip or something like that, which is annoying. The latest version for the Enterprise release on edelivery is 5.5.8 while the latest Community version is 5.5.11. Previously there were two enterprise releases: …

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libdrizzle in Visual Studio

Thanks to Jobin's work with mingw and getting libdrizzle to compile on Windows at all, I have been able to get it working in Visual Studio natively. The code is in trunk now.

The approach I took, which is how I'm going to approach Windows and Visual Studio for all of our stuff, is to not worry with analogues to things like configure on Windows. Windows is a very different platform from Linux, and there is no need to attempt to duplicate Linux process there. To that end, the goal at least for now will be static VS Solution files and a set of instructions of how to get depends installed so that the Solution can find them. 

I'm excited to start poking at Garrett Serack's CoApp Project, which has some tools do do tracing of things like make to help with the initial project creation... …

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How to get your product bundled with Linux distributions

I recently received a question from Robin Schumacher at Calpont, the makers of the InfiniDB analytics database engine for MySQL: "How would you recommend we try and get bundled in with the various Linux distros?"

Since this question has come up several times before, I thought it might make sense to blog about my take on this.

First of all, please note that there is a difference between "being part of the core distribution" and "being available from a distributor's package repository". The latter one is relatively easy, the former can be hard, as you need to convince the distributor that your application is worth devoting engineering resources to maintain and support your application as part of their product. It's also a space issue – distributions need to make sure that the core packages still fit on the installation …

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