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On my Ubuntu 11.10 (64bit) I has installed MySql server 5.1 which installs automatically, from synaptic. For some reason I find that I need upgrade to version 5.6 but I can't find .deb file for do that. So, I download few .rpm files from Oracle which sholuld be that version.

Files are:

Those files are on my desktop. I tried to install but inpropper so now my old MySql also dont work :)

I would like to get step by step help for dummies :) to properly install/reinstall those new packages and get MySql to work again if someone want to help.


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marked as duplicate by gertvdijk, Kevin Bowen, Uri Herrera, Radu Rădeanu, Basharat Sialvi Jun 25 '13 at 8:24

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Do you absolutely need to have mysql 5.6. Why? I see there are some people who have 5.6 in their PPAs, but obviously there are no guarantees of quality... – tumbleweed Jan 9 '12 at 18:33
Yes, 5.6 or higher, because those versions have applied my locale propper handling. Well, at least, I have to try. Those files are offical, can't I use them instead of PPAs? – user973238 Jan 9 '12 at 18:40
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RPM files are for Redhat-based systems. The download page also lists .deb files (choose for Debian Linux at Select Platform). If you're a novice, I suggest not to install MySQL 5.6 now as those are development releases which may not be that stable as compared to 5.1 and 5.5.

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Thanks Lekensteyn, I see now deb's :( Yes, I am novice but I have to try because of problems with sorting letters like "čćžšđČĆŽŠĐ". – user973238 Jan 9 '12 at 19:00
In that case, check whether the collation is set properly (both in the columns and the connection). Who told you that 5.6 fixes the issue? You can also download the source and patch it if necessary. – Lekensteyn Jan 9 '12 at 19:40
"You can also download the source and patch it if necessary." Do you realy think I can do that? :) I need collation utf8_croatian_ci and problem is described here:[link] – user973238 Jan 9 '12 at 20:42
That looks complicated and is a valid reason to try the dev build. I don't think that the patch can easily be applied to 5.x considering the architectural changes needed. – Lekensteyn Jan 9 '12 at 21:04
Yes, now it is as is but for year or less would be a standard. Thats why I need just that. Thanks for helping! – user973238 Jan 9 '12 at 21:12

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