MariaDB 5.5.33a Now Available

The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 5.5.33a. This is a Stable (GA) release. See the Release Notes and Changelog for detailed information on this release and the What is MariaDB 5.5? page in the AskMonty Knowledgebase for general information about the MariaDB 5.5 series.

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Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 5.5?

Bug Fixes

This is a special bug-fix release for some packaging and other errors in the recent MariaDB 5.5.33 release.

Specific bugs fixed in this release include:

  • MDEV-5035 Debian package conflict libmariadbclient18 vs. mariadb-server-5.3
  • MDEV-5026 Cannot use system jemalloc
  • MDEV-5015 Wrong result with an aggregate function, index and impossible condition inside OR
  • MDEV-5029 Crash in MariaDB 5.5.33 with inconsistent .frm from older MariaDB release

Full details on these and other fixes are available in the changelog.

Debian and Ubuntu packaging fixes

There were issues with the .deb packages in the 5.5.33 release. Before updating with apt-get, check to make sure the mirror you are using has version 5.5.33a (not 5.5.33). To check, run the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
apt-cache show mariadb-server | grep Version

The output will look similar to this (raring will be replaced with whatever version of Ubuntu or Debian you are using):

user@host:~$ apt-cache show mariadb-server | grep Version
Version: 5.5.33a+maria-1~raring

We’ve created a page for those who ran into the packaging bugs present in 5.5.33. It has instructions on how to get MariaDB back into a state where it can be upgraded successfully.

Thanks, and enjoy MariaDB!

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Daniel Bartholomew is the MariaDB Release Manager. He has written two MariaDB-related books: Getting Started with MariaDB (now in it's 2nd Edition) and the MariaDB Cookbook, both published by Packt.