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

The new InnoDB plugin (version 1.0.11 GA) is also available. The configuration file (/etc/my.cnf) contains the directives needed to enable it.

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: