mysql 5.7.18 - industry-leading open-source sql database.

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mysql, the industry-leading open-source sql database, is an accessible, easy-to-use relational database management system (rdbms). as an alternative to oracle and sql server, mysql offers features and capabilities that were once only available to users of expensive proprietary systems.

version 5.7.18:
  • compilation notes
    • windows builds now use the default runtime libraries (builds use the /md flag). (bug #25611609)
    • cmake support was added for compiling with developer studio 12.6. (bug #25384295)
  • configuration notes
    • mysql failed to compile if -denable_debug_sync=off and -dwith_debug=on were both given. the enable_debug_sync option has been removed and enabling with_debug enables debug sync. (bug #18374703)
    • the --temp-pool server option is deprecated and will be removed in mysql 8.0.
  • dtrace support
    • support for dtrace is deprecated and is removed in mysql 8.0.
  • packaging notes
    • microsoft windows: reminder: mysql 5.7 requires the microsoft visual c++ 2013 redistributable package to run on windows platforms. users should make sure the package has been installed on the system before starting the server. the package is available at the microsoft download center.
    • changes in rpm package structure require a larger set of packages to be removed to install mysql server cleanly. (bug #25603087)
    • to avoid potential race conditions, debian packages now use the gnu install utility rather than a combination of mkdir, touch, and chown. (bug #25258829)
    • the file (used to produce a default my-default.cnf or my-default.ini file) is no longer included in source distributions and my-default.cnf and my-default.ini are no longer included in or installed by distribution packages. (bug #22525354)
  • parser notes
    • procedure analyse() syntax is now deprecated and is removed in mysql 8.0.
    • the use of n as a synonym for null in sql statements is deprecated and is removed in mysql 8.0. use null instead. this change does not affect text file import or export operations performed with load data infile or select ... into outfile, for which null continues to be represented by n.
  • security notes
    • security fix: the linked openssl library for the mysql commercial server has been updated to version 1.0.2k. issues fixed in the new openssl version are described at this change does not affect the oracle-produced mysql community build of mysql server, which uses the yassl library instead. (bug #25768671, bug #25615451, cve-2016-7055, cve-2017-3731, cve-2017-3732)
    • the keyring_okv plugin no longer supports rsa or dsa key types. (bug #25540639)
    • the keyring_okv keyring plugin now can use the safenet keysecure appliance as the kmip back end for keyring storage.

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