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Use an APT repository to install Percona Server for MySQL 8.0

Ready-to-use packages are available from the Percona Server for MySQL software repositories and the Percona downloads page.

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Install Percona Server for MySQL using APT

  1. This command line instruction uses the apt command to update the package lists for upgrades and new package installations.

    • sudo is a command that allows you to run programs with the security privileges of another user, by default, as the superuser. Updating the package lists typically requires superuser or ‘root’ privileges.

    • apt is a command-line interface that handles package management in Debian and its derivatives.

    • update option resynchronizes the package index files from the sources specified in the system’s sources.list file. You should run this command regularly to get the latest package updates.

    $ sudo apt update
  2. This command line instruction uses superuser privileges to install the curl package using the apt package manager. curl is a command-line tool used to transfer data using various network protocols.

    $ sudo apt install curl
  3. This command line instruction uses curl to download the percona-release_latest.generic_all.deb file from the location.

    The -0 option saves the downloaded file with the same name used in the URL.

    $ curl -O
  4. The following command uses the apt command to install multiple packages. gnupg2 is the GNU Privacy Guard that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication. lsb-release is a Linux utility that provides certain Linux Standard Base (LSB) and distribution-specific information. ./percona-release_latest.generic_all.deb is a Debian package in the current directory.

    $ sudo apt install gnupg2 lsb-release ./percona-release_latest.generic_all.deb
  5. The following command uses superuser privileges to update the package lists from the repositories so that the system knows about the latest versions of packages and their dependencies.

    $ sudo apt update
  6. This command line instruction uses percona-release command, a tool provided by Percona, to set up a specific Percona Server version.

    $ sudo percona-release setup ps80
  7. You can check the repository setup for the Percona original release list in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/percona-original-release.list. The APT system uses this file to know where to find updates and new packages for Percona software.

  8. This command uses the apt command to install the percona-server-server package.

    $ sudo apt install percona-server-server

See Configuring Percona repositories with percona-release for more information.

Starting with Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.28-19 (2022-05-12), the TokuDB storage engine is no longer supported. For more information, see the TokuDB Introduction and TokuDB version changes.

Percona Server for MySQL contains user-defined functions from the Percona Toolkit. These user-defined functions provide faster checksums. For more details on the user-defined functions, see Percona Toolkit UDF functions.

After the installation completes, run the following commands to create these functions:


Install the Percona Testing repository using APT

Percona offers pre-release builds from the testing repository. As a superuser, run percona-release with the testing argument to enable it.

$ sudo percona-release enable ps80 testing

Do not run testing repository builds in production. The build may not contain all the features available in the final release and may change without notice.

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Last update: 2024-03-22