Looking into upgrading mysql on our development server to which is running 10.04 so is stuck at MySQL 5.1, as it appears there is no apt-get support for upgrading to 5.5 except by certain 3rd party PPAs.
So I'm looking for which route to take and what other people have done:
a. Follow a couple year old guide to manually install MySQL 5.5 and then invest ongoing time into manually downloading and installing security updates every month or two?
b. Upgrade 10.04 to 12.04, and from other peoples experience I work with spend several days working out the kinks of that large upgrade, then I'll have access to mysql 5.5 and easy apt-get installation of future security updates?
c. Switch from MySQL to Percona Server 5.5 and get all the benefits of that version of MySQL, plus easy apt-get updates with their PPA?
d. Something else?