Bug #70773 Please provide rpm repositories for RHEL5/CentOS5/OEL5
Submitted: 30 Oct 2013 14:41 Modified: 4 Dec 2013 13:15
Reporter: Simon Mudd (OCA) Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Package Repos and Docker Images Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:5.6/5.7 OS:Any (RHEL5/RHEL6)
Assigned to: Terje Røsten CPU Architecture:Any
Triage: Needs Triage: D5 (Feature request)

[30 Oct 2013 14:41] Simon Mudd
Thank you very much for making it easier to install MySQL RPM packages directly from Oracle. That will make it easier to get updates and use them.

However, I don't see that you provide the repo for RHEL5, or its derivatives including CentOS 5 and OEL5.
It would be most useful to also include this as I am sure I'm not the only one to be using this version of Linux.  Given the work you've done and the fact you provide the RHEL5 rpm binaries already on your website I think that this should not be too hard to do.

Also as an extra feature and to aid possible earlier adopters please add to the yum repo information an entry so that MySQL 5.7 can be downloaded, though by default this version (given it's still in early development work) should probably disabled. Again this makes it easier for the user to select to try out 5.7 and the same rpm would then give us more flexibility in downloading these versions too.

The yum repo file currently has a content:

name=MySQL Community Server 

name=MySQL Community Server - Source

This doesn't provide any clear indicator of which version of MySQL is included in the repo. Being specific and perhaps having a url like: http://repo.mysql.com/yum/mysql-community-5.6/el/6/SRPMS would probably be better as when you release 5.7 as a GA version it's probably useful to be able to distinguish the 2 major versions.

How to repeat:
see above.

Suggested fix:
1. Add support for RHEL5 and its derivates
2. Add a repo for MySQL 5.7 versions, even though these are not yet GA, as this should make it easier for early adoptors.
3. Adjust the URLs to support more than one version of MySQL, so 5.6 and 5.7 for now, and while 5.7 is a DEV version you can leave the 5.7 entries commented out by default.
[30 Oct 2013 17:58] Godofredo Miguel Solorzano
Thank you for the bug report.
[4 Nov 2013 17:23] Todd Farmer
Hi Simon, thanks for your feedback.  We would love to add EL5 packages via the new Yum repository, but it's a bit harder than it might appear at first blush, and our first priorities are to make more products, including pre-GA products, available.
[4 Dec 2013 11:06] Terje Røsten
MySQL Yum Repository has added support OL5/RHEL5.

MySQL 5.7 Development Release has also been added to repository.

Please visit:


for instructions on how to enable repository and installing wanted software.

Closing ticket.
[4 Dec 2013 13:15] Simon Mudd
This makes life much easier for a lot of people and now it's much more straight forward to switch major versions and indeed try out the new development version of 5.7.

So thank you for taking the time to do this.