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November 18, 2006

MySQL Cluster not in 5.1.12 Binaries

A week ago I completely refreshed my MySQL Cluster setup (yea, been meaning to post on that) and was a little baffled when the 5.1.12 binaries didn't have the expected cluster programs (ndb_mgmd, ndbd etc). The earlier versions of 5.1.x I'd compiled from source so it had been awhile since using a binary, but on this refresh I didn't want to wait for the machines to configure and make.

When I couldn't find the cluster programs I chalked it up to failed memory, even though I swear I had seen something about the 5.1.x builds being more like the max builds of the past. I grabbed the source and forgot about it until today, when I came across this in the docs:

Due to a build slippage, binary distributions of MySQL 5.1.12 contain neither NDB Cluster nor Partitioning. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please upgrade to 5.1.13 as soon as it is available. if you build from source, you can execute configure with the --with-ndbcluster and --with-partition options.

So my mind wasn't failing me, whew. As the years go on I get more and more nervous about that.

Perhaps this will mean Kevin will get his bug fix sooner than later.

Posted by mike at November 18, 2006 3:20 PM