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Re: MySQL 5.5 EOL before Debian 8 LTS ends


On 01/22/2018 04:35 PM, Markus Koschany wrote:

Am 22.01.2018 um 13:42 schrieb Lars Tangvald:

First off, thanks for handling the 5.5.59 update for Wheezy. I had the
security announcement date mixed up so picked it up too late, sorry.

MySQL 5.5 is expected to be EOL in December (it was first released
December 15, 2010, and we have 8 year security support), while Jessie
LTS is until April 2020
How are such cases handled? Will the source package be removed, or is it
possible to have it upgraded to a more recent version?
These are both possible options but given the significance of MySQL we
would rather prefer to upgrade to a supported release provided this is
viable for Jessie.

If an upgrade is possible, while we did a successful transition in
Ubuntu from 5.5 to 5.7, there were significant changes from 5.6 to 5.7,
requiring small changes to a lot of third-party packages as well as to
the default server behavior, so 5.6 (which is supported until 2021)
would be a better option.
I also think it makes sense to take a smaller step and upgrade from 5.5
to 5.6. Are there any known issues with 5.6 or can you share any
information about expected regressions with reverse-dependencies?
I can't find much of anything that has changed from 5.5 to 5.6 in terms of default behavior, except for NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION being the default sql_mode (https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/sql-mode.html#sqlmode_no_engine_substitution). I'll do some more digging, but I don't think there should be much impact on reverse-dependencies.

Some options were removed https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/server-options.html (often renamed). We did see quite a few regressions of that type for users upgrading from 5.5 to 5.7, but almost all were because the default 5.5 config in Ubuntu packaging contained options that were removed in 5.7.



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