[scl.org] Announcing release for MySQL 5.5 and 5.6 on CentOS Linux 6 and 7 x86_64 SCL
hhorak at redhat.com
Mon Dec 21 17:01:49 UTC 2015
I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of versions 5.5 and
5.6 of the MySQL on CentOS Linux 6 and 7 x86_64, delivered via a
Software Collection (SCL) built by the SCLo Special Interest Group
You can get started in three easy steps (example of MySQL 5.6):
$ sudo yum install centos-release-scl
$ sudo yum install rh-mysql56
$ scl enable rh-mysql56 bash
At this point you should be able to use MySQL just as a normal
application. An examples of commands run might be:
$ service rh-mysql56-mysqld start
In order to view the individual components included in this collection,
including additional subpackages plugins, you can run:
$ sudo yum list rh-mysql56\*
About Software Collections
Software Collections give you the power to build, install, and use
multiple versions of software on the same system, without affecting
system-wide installed packages. Each collection is delivered as a group
of RPMs, with the grouping being done using the name of the collection
as a prefix of all packages that are part of the software collection.
The collection rh-mysql56 delivers version 5.6 of the MySQL server (with
daemon called rh-mysql56-mysqld) and related client tools. The
collection mysql55 delivers version 5.5 of the MySQL server (with daemon
called mysql55-mysqld) and related client tools.
Both the collections include no client library libmysqlclient.so and
client applications are advised to use the client library available in
mysql-libs package from base system.
For more on the MySQL, see https://www.mysql.com.
The SCLo SIG in CentOS
The Software Collections SIG group is an open community group
co-ordinating the development of the SCL technology, and helping curate
a reference set of collections. In addition to the MySQL collections
being released here, we also build and deliver other databases, web
servers, and language stacks including multiple versions of MariaDB,
PostgreSQL, MongoDB Apache HTTP Server, NodeJS, Ruby, Python and others.
Software Collections SIG release was announced at
You can learn more about Software Collections concepts at:
You can find information on the SIG at
https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/SCLo ; this includes howto
get involved and help with the effort.
We meet every second Wednesday at 16:00 UTC in #centos-devel (ref:
https://www.centos.org/community/calendar), for an informal open forum
open to anyone who might have comments, concerns or wants to get started
with SCL's in CentOS.
SCLo SIG member
More information about the SCLorg