3.6. RHEA-2013:1329 — new packages: mysql51-mysql
New mysql51-mysql packages are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. It consists of the MySQL server daemon (mysqld) and many client programs and libraries.
The mysql51-mysql package, provided as a Software Collection, contains MySQL version 5.1. Software Collections allow users to install and use multiple versions of the same package in one system. Software Collection packages are installed into an alternate directory. Note that the MySQL 5.1 packages are provided only for the purposes of migrating to MySQL 5.5. You should not use the mysql51* packages on any of your production systems.
For more information about the changes included in MySQL 5.1, refer to the release notes.
This enhancement update adds the mysql51-mysql packages to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. These packages include only the server part of MySQL 5.1; they do not include a client C library. A client C library that is a part of the core Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 system is expected to be used to connect to the MySQL 5.1 server. (BZ#924771)
Note: for more information on the migration from MySQL 5.0 to MySQL 5.5, refer to chapter "Migrating from MySQL 5.0 to MySQL 5.5" in the "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Deployment Guide" at https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/.
Note: Red Hat will not issue any more security advisories for the MySQL 5.0 packages (mysql-5.0.* and related packages). Security advisories will be provided only for MySQL 5.5.
All users who require mysql51-mysql are advised to install these new packages.