Notes on MySQL 5.5 upgrade
Regards ♨ – Minimul
- CentOS 5.6 64bit
- Logged in a
- Binary install of MySQL
- Already have a binary install running version of 4.1.22 in /usr/local/mysql41_22
When doing binary installs it is very important that the MySQL yum package is not installed because it will set a
/etc/my.cnf which will override your
Check for the presence of
/etc/my.cnf and if it is there remove it
rm -f /etc/my.cnf
After that the machine should be regularly updated via
yum --exclude=mysql update. After each one of these updates make sure that no file was installed at
/etc/my.cnf. This is unlikely since the --exclude=mysql was included in the command, however, checking takes a couple of seconds.
If so remove it as it will take precedence over the ../data/my.cnf and MySQL will start incorrectly.
You may also edit the
/etc/yum.conf file and add the exclude statement so you don't forget and can just do the normal
# vim /etc/yum.conf obsoletes=1 gpgcheck=1 plugins=1 exclude=mysql*
Download for binary install
This is in a slightly different place then I remember for 5.1. Goto 5.5 Community Server downloads for and select "Generic Linux" from the select box. Go to the bottom of the page and select the link for Linux - Generic 2.6 (x86, 64-bit), Compressed TAR Archive (mysql-5.5.20-linux2.6-x86_64.tar.gz). Follow until you get to the mirror sites and right click one of them and copy the link.
cd ~/software # my generic place for downloading and installing software wget http://dev.mysql.com/get/Downloads/MySQL-5.5/mysql-5.5.20-linux2.6-x86_64.tar.gz/from/http://mysql.mirrors.pair.com/ tar xvzf mysql-5.5.20-linux2.6-x86_64.tar.gz -C /usr/local cd /usr/local # Change into shorter friendlier directory name mv mysql-5.5.20-linux2.6-x86_64 mysql55_20
cd mysql55_20 # Put 4.1.22 my.cnf in /usr/local/mysql55_20/my.cnf cp [dir location of 4.1.22]/my.cnf .
Edit 4.1.22 my.cnf
vim my.cnf # Change "port" and "socket" var to port = 3307 # 4.1.22 is running on 3306 socket = /tmp/mysql55_20.sock # Also change innodb dirs innodb_data_home_dir = /usr/local/mysql55_20/data/ innodb_data_file_path = ibdata1:2000M;ibdata2:10M:autoextend innodb_log_group_home_dir = /usr/local/mysql55_20/data/ innodb_log_arch_dir = /usr/local/mysql55_20/data/
# Set proper basedir and datadir basedir=/usr/local/mysql55_20 datadir=$basedir/data
# Set correct permissions # Note: if don't have a mysql user (check by doing a cat /etc/passwd) # then you need to make one: # groupadd mysql # adduser -g mysql mysql chown -R root .;chown -R mysql data;chown -R root bin;chgrp -R mysql .; ./scripts/mysql_install_db --user=mysql
Start it up
Failed to start
# Look at error log to see why it didn't start less data/*.err # Error unknown option '--skip-locking' # skip-locking has been change to "--skip-external-locking"
Add "skip-external-locking" and start up
./support-files/mysql.server start # Failed again .. check data/*.err # Error 'set-variable=long_query_time=1' # Take the set-variable out in 5.5 and just do: long_query_time=1
Add "long_query_time=1" and start up
./support-files/mysql.server start # Failed again .. check data/*.err # Error 'innodb_log_arch_dir=/usr/local/mysql55_20/data/' # The variable innodb_log_arch_dir has been unsused since 4.0.6 or so, and has been deprecated since 5.0.24: Take it out.
Starting MySQL.. SUCCESS!
Add root password and give to a non local box
# add root passwd ./bin/mysqladmin password '*****' --socket=/tmp/mysql55_20.sock # test login in ./bin/mysql -u root -p --socket=/tmp/mysql55_20.sock # this gives you mysql prompt create database www_db; # Give web servers on 192.168.10.x access to the www_db database as www_user GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON www_db.* TO [email protected]'192.168.10.%' IDENTIFIED BY '*****' flush privileges;
Open up 3307 on the firewall
# Set Firewall system-config-securitylevel-tui # a. Select "Customize". # b. Other port line should look like this = "mysql:tcp 3307:tcp" # c. Click Ok # Note: after clicking OK iptables will be restarted cat /etc/sysconfig/iptables # check that 3307 was added -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 3307 -j ACCEPT
Start MySQL 5.5 on reboot
# Old school : stick it in /etc/rc.local vim /etc/rc.local /usr/local/mysql55_20/support-files/mysql.server start