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Re: upgrading to MySQL 4 on woody

This is exactly what I did a few months ago, for the same reason. Add the following line to
your /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://www.backports.org/debian woody mysql-dfsg

Works like a charm.  FYI, I also added:

deb http://www.backports.org/debian woody spamassassin

Becoming a firm believer that you CAN have it all, stability and the latest packages :)

There are other places to get backports, BTW. This one works for me.


> Hi,
> is there any way to do an upgrade for a single Deb package which is
> NOT listed in the stable package list?
> I want to upgrade only MySQL to version 4.0.x (because of the fine
> transaction feature), but want not to change the apt source list in
> general (I want to keep the *stable* system).
> Is there a "mysql-4.0.17.deb" or something like that out there in
> space? I didn't find such things on the mysql.com website...
> (Well, it is: in the *testing* distribution. Can I mix this, and if
> so: how to do this?)
> Thanks in advance,
> Andreas Vent-Schmidt
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