Release date: 20 Sep 2013
This is a Stable (GA) release. In general this means that there are no known serious bugs, except for those marked as feature requests, that no bugs were fixed since last release that caused a notable code changes, and that we believe the code is ready for general usage (based on bug inflow).
For a list of changes made in this release, with links to detailed information on each push, see the MariaDB 5.5.33 Changelog.
In most respects MariaDB will work exactly as MySQL: all commands, interfaces, libraries and APIs that exist in MySQL also exist in MariaDB.
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
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!