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Installing Percona Server for MySQL 5.7

Before installing, you might want to read the Percona Server for MySQL 5.7 Release notes.

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Installing Percona Server for MySQL from Repositories

Percona provides repositories for yum (RPM packages for Red Hat, CentOS and Amazon Linux AMI) and apt (.deb packages for Ubuntu and Debian) for software such as Percona Server for MySQL, Percona XtraBackup, and Percona Toolkit. This makes it easy to install and update your software and its dependencies through your operating system’s package manager. This is the recommended way of installing where possible.

Following guides describe the installation process for using the official Percona repositories for .deb and .rpm packages.

Building Percona Server for MySQL Debian/Ubuntu packages

If you wish to build your own Percona Server Debian/Ubuntu (dpkg) packages, you first need to start with a source tarball, either from the Percona website or by generating your own by following the instructions above( Installing Percona Server for MySQL from the Git Source Tree).

Extract the source tarball:

$ tar xfz percona-server-5.7.10-3.tar.gz
$ cd percona-server-5.7.10-3

Copy the debian packaging into the debian directory:

$ cp -ap build-ps/debian debian

Update the changelog for your distribution (here we update for the unstable distribution - sid), setting the version number appropriately. The trailing one in the version number is the revision of the Debian packaging.

$ dch -D unstable --force-distribution -v "5.7.10-3-1" "Update to 5.7.10-3"

Build the Debian source package:

$ dpkg-buildpackage -S

Use sbuild to build the binary package in a chroot:

$ sbuild -d sid percona-server-5.7_5.7.10_3-1.dsc

You can give different distribution options to dch and sbuild to build binary packages for all Debian and Ubuntu releases.


The PAM Authentication Plugin is not built with the server by default. In order to build the Percona Server with the PAM plugin, add the -DWITH_PAM=ON option.

Last update: 2024-03-14