[CentOS] upgrading Mysql 5.0.95

Sun Mar 19 14:43:29 UTC 2017
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 10:24:27AM -0400, Mark Weaver wrote:
> On 03/19/2017 10:00 AM, Jonathan Billings wrote:
> >On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 08:32:38AM -0400, Mark Weaver wrote:
> >>I'm getting things ready to upgrade my aging installation of MySQL
> >>5.0.95 on my CentOS 5 LAMP server. With the impending EOL date of 3.31
> >>fast approaching my sense of doom and urgency is increasing.
> >
> >It isn't clear to me, but are you migrating away from CentOS 5 as part
> >of this MySQL update?
> >
> Heavens no... I love my CentOS 5 server. I going to try and keep it around
> as long as possible. I've got another machine in the rack that I've got
> CentOS 7 installed on, but there are differences in that OS and the items
> running on it that I don't like at all. SELinux comes to mind...
> No, I definitely have plans on running CentOS5 for while long. Mostly
> because there's an issue with one of the web apps I'm running on my C5
> server that is having problems running correctly on C7. I haven't figured
> out why yet.

I figured that since you mentioned the EOL date of 3.31, you
understood that meant no new updates for CentOS 5.  No more support
for CentOS 5.  That means you'd be putting in all this work to migrate
mysql on a platform that isn't supported anymore.  Why bother updating
mysql then?  Its going to be living on an unsupported platform anyway,
with no bug fixes or security patches.

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>