This build use a spec file close to the one from Rawhide. The Federated "storage engines" is activated by default by the launch script.

For the new InnoDB plugin, the configuration file(/etc/my.cnf) contains the directives need to enable it.

Notice : the new configuration file provided disable the old_passwords. The old clients (mysql 3.x et 4.0) couldn't connect anymore, but newest mysqlnd could. It is also necessary to change all passwords to take benefit of the new hash method.

WARNING: before upgrading, a full backup of your databases seems mandatory (a logical dump using mysqldump for example).


Simplest way to install is to use  yum !

yum --enablerepo remi update mysql-server

For whose who prefer the download and manual installation, see the repository

Like after each upgrade, running the mysql_upgrade command is required. It checks all tables in all databases for incompatibilities with the current version of MySQL Server. If a table is found to have a possible incompatibility, it is checked. If any problems are found, the table is repaired. In all case, reading the documentation is recommended:

If you often need to read the manual, create a launcher with the command

chmsee /usr/share/doc/mysql-5.1.38/manual.chm

No update for the mysql-manual package, but version 5.1.38 still available.