Busy holidays, and back to blogging

It’s been a long, busy holiday- and now time to resume blogging. My latest interest is testing our mysql servers using mysqlslap. While a great tool, it is unfortunately only distributed with MySQL 5.1.4 and above. However, many of our servers are in the 5.0 release, with some in the 4.x release. What I did was grab the latest 5.1.x version of mysql, compile it statically and test it out on a MYSQL 5.0.45 version, and it worked just fine. I have yet to test it on another machine, or against a version other than 5.0.45. I’ll update when I do.

Here are the steps I took:

1) wget “http://dev.mysql.com/get/Downloads/MySQL-5.1/mysql-5.1.30.tar.gz/from/http://mysql.llarian.net/”

2) tar -xf mysql-5.1.30.tar.gz&&cd mysql-5.1.30

3) ./configure –without-server –disable-shared

4) make&&cp -i ./client/mysqlslap /usr/local/bin/

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