I'm using the Turnkey Linux virtual machine. The version of Debian in there is apparently on the "Wheezy" upgrade path (if that's what you call it). I'm not completely comfortable with Linux, as you can see.
I need some new features that MySQL 5.6 offers, while my current installation is MySQL 5.5.35. I'd like to get the latest version (5.6.17 as of this posting) or at least any 5.6.x.
apt-get dist-upgrade. These updated a bunch of things successfully, but none were MySQL. I tried
apt-get upgrade mysql-server, which says I already have the latest version.
A Debian Wheezy package repository list on the web shows MySQL 5.5 and nothing else, when I need 5.6. I then read something about "backports", which sounds like it might be able to get me things that my particular Debian isn't supposed to have yet -- but I can't seem to get it working. It requires adding lines to
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/sources.list. When I try doing that, then running
apt-get update, I get 404 errors.
I've tried several other routes as well, one being compiling the vanilla MySQL download, which I failed at miserably and would rather not try again.
I'm positively baffled at how this is done. Most of the URLs listed on forums/blogs for
apt-get, and even for
wget, seem to die soon after they're posted, so I can't understand how anyone even goes about finding the right information. I've been trying to do this for two days straight now and can't get anywhere.
So assuming you've read this far, I would love to know if anyone has any way of upgrading MySQL in Debian in some relatively painless automated way (one where I wouldn't have to use
make or export/import my current databases and configs manually).