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Use percona-release

A user of Percona Server for MySQL prioritizes efficiency and reliability. Installing the software directly offers a baseline solution, but for enhanced control, convenience, and security, use the Percona Software repositories and the percona-release tool. The percona-release tool method provides simplified, secure, and efficient Percona Server for MySQL installation and experience.

Effortless Repository Management

With a single command, percona-release configures your system to access official Percona repositories, eliminating the need to identify and add individual sources manually. When adding a new Percona product; percona-release handles the repository setup seamlessly.

Targeted Repositories

Choose from various repositories, including specific versions, stability channels (stable, testing, experimental), and individual Percona products like XtraBackup or Toolkit. This granular control ensures you obtain the exact software configuration desired.

Automatic Updates

Benefit from automatic updates to repository lists, guaranteeing access to the latest packages as Percona releases them.

Streamlined Package Management

Leverage your system’s native package manager (apt for Debian/Ubuntu, yum for Red Hat/CentOS) to install Percona Server for MySQL and related components. This familiar interface simplifies the process, eliminating the need to download and manage individual packages.

Dependency Resolution

percona-release intelligently handles package dependencies, ensuring all necessary components are automatically installed alongside Percona Server for MySQL. No more wrestling with missing libraries or compatibility issues.

Consistent Configuration

percona-release guarantees consistent package versions across your systems by maintaining centralized repositories. This configuration simplifies configuration management and reduces the risk of inconsistencies arising from manual installations.

GPG Key Verification

percona-release uses GPG keys to cryptographically verify the authenticity and integrity of packages downloaded from Percona repositories. This security measure protects you from malicious software or tampered packages, ensuring the software you install is genuine and secure.

Signed Packages

All packages within Percona repositories are digitally signed, further bolstering security and tamper detection. This added layer of protection provides peace of mind, knowing the software you install has not been compromised.

Regular Security Updates

Percona actively releases security updates for its software. By using percona-release, you gain access to these critical updates when they become available, helping you maintain a secure and stable database environment.

Get expert help

If you need assistance, visit the community forum for comprehensive and free database knowledge, or contact our Percona Database Experts for professional support and services.

Last update: 2024-02-26