Bug #59879 where is the community tarball for 5.1.54?
Submitted: 1 Feb 2011 21:46 Modified: 1 Feb 2013 7:41
Reporter: Mark Callaghan Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Websites: MySQL.com Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.1.54 OS:Any
Assigned to: Assigned Account CPU Architecture:Any

[1 Feb 2011 21:46] Mark Callaghan
I thought I had a bug for this but cannot find it. 5.1.54 was released in Nov according to http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-54.html

But source is not at http://downloads.mysql.com/archives.php?p=mysql-5.1

How to repeat:
use the URLs

Suggested fix:
post the tarball
[1 Feb 2011 21:59] Peter Laursen
@Mark .. will this help

1) Goto to: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/
2) click link "Looking for previous GA versions?"
3) select platform if you want a binary 
4) or select "source code" option for source.  At the bottom there is "Generic Linux (Architecture Independent), Compressed TAR Archive"

Peter (Webyog)
[1 Feb 2011 22:10] Mark Callaghan
Yes it is there
But not in the archives section -- http://downloads.mysql.com/archives.php?p=mysql-5.1

That has confused me more than once
[1 Feb 2011 23:55] MySQL Verification Team
in the "source code" section of http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.1.html#downloads ?

i.e http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mirror.php?id=398205
[2 Feb 2011 4:13] Valeriy Kravchuk
So, what do we consider a bug here? The fact that 5.1.54 is missing on archives page (while sources are still available)?
[2 Feb 2011 5:20] Mark Callaghan
Can you include it in the archives section? That would reduce the chance that I get confused by this a third time.
[2 Feb 2011 6:58] Valeriy Kravchuk
5.1.54 (recent version) should be available at http://downloads.mysql.com/archives.php?p=mysql-5.1.
[2 Feb 2011 7:03] Mark Callaghan
They should but the aren't.
[2 Feb 2011 7:48] Valeriy Kravchuk
I just tried to summarize what exactly should be fixed/changed :)
[2 Feb 2011 7:58] Davi Arnaut
At the risk of sounding obvious, isn't it archived yet because it's the current 5.1 version? I would assume that a version gets archived once a newer version is released. Also, it is a bit strange to me that someone goes to the "archives" and expects to find there the current/active version.
[2 Feb 2011 16:56] Mark Callaghan
I am not a UI expert, but I work with some. I think the current layout at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ is confusing. That page presents 5.5 as the current GA release. Off to the right of the screen is a small text box with "Looking for previous GA versions?".  You must find that to get the latest 5.1 release. I have missed it multiple times.
[2 Feb 2011 17:20] Peter Laursen
I was also confused.  it took me 10-15 seconds to realize it was a link.

But I think it is done very consciously to 'urge' people to use 5.5. It is a 'bad UI design per choice' I believe. But both 5.1 and 5.5 are fully supported trees and I can only agree with mark.
[1 Feb 2013 7:41] MySQL Verification Team
closing this now, I see 5.1.54 at