The most recent release in the MariaDB 5.5 series is:
MariaDB 5.5.37

Download | Release Notes | Changelog | Overview of 5.5

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 description of MariaDB 5.5 see the What is MariaDB 5.5? page.

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.

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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MariaDB may already be included in your favorite OS distribution. More information can be found on the Distributions which Include MariaDB page.

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