I currently have mysql server 5.1 installed via apt-get on my production Ubuntu 11.10 server
root@Ubuntu-1110-oneiric-64-minimal$ dpkg --get-selections | grep sql-server mysql-server install mysql-server-5.1 install mysql-server- core-5.1 install
I would like to upgrade this to 5.6, but the mysql docs seem to suggest upgrading to 5.5 first, and from there to 5.6.
I've seen various lengthy guides describing how to upgrade from 5.1 to 5.5, but they all seem to describe how to upgrade by installing the tarball rather than using the package manager. Is there a simpler to upgrade using the package manager if the current version was installed using
Obviously I want my existing configuration and databases to be retained after the upgrade and I will be sure to backup my databases using
mysqldump before performing the upgrade.