February 2009

MySQL released version 5.0.77

I still haven’t had the time to really put 5.1.x through the complete setup to tell you it’s safe to use. But MySQL is still bugfixing 5.0.x and therefore this release. This (5.0.77) is the version that comes after 5.0.77. This is a bug and security fix release and it is available in source format only. Because this is a security fix I would urge you all to upgrade your MySQL server installation.

Check all the fixes that are listed on the release notes to see what issues are resolved.

I’ve compiled this version and did some simple tests on Leopard and Tiger and both can be compiled and installed using the instructions in the documentation set without problems.

Read the documentation on how to ugrade MySQL.

Mac OS X Security Update 2009-001

I’ve just finished updating all my servers with Security update 2009-001. Experience from the last updates made me check the postfix config for changes and yes there was the usual change to the config, luckily postfix itself wasn’t affected. To correct it comment out or delete the following line:

inet_interfaces = localhost

from ‘/etc/postifx/main.cf‘. Restart postfix (reloading config does not work) with:

sudo postfix stop
sudo postfix start

On my production server sqlgrey didn’t start after a first reboot but I think that was a temporary glitch as it did work on my other servers and was easily started manually.

If you want to read more on what is affected in the updates I would suggest reading the Apple support site for the 2009-001 security update.

In case of doubt, please make a full bootable disk image backup with Cabon Copy Cloner before you start.