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I was told that Ubuntu 11.10 comes with MySQL 5.5 but it doesn't show up in the cache search. Did it not make it in to the latest release?

root@ubuntu:/etc# cat lsb-release 
root@ubuntu:/etc# apt-cache search mysql-server
mysql-server - MySQL database server (metapackage depending on the latest version)
mysql-server-5.1 - MySQL database server binaries and system database setup
mysql-server-core-5.1 - MySQL database server binaries
auth2db - Powerful and eye-candy IDS logger, log viewer and alert generator
cacti - Frontend to rrdtool for monitoring systems and services
mysql-cluster-server - MySQL database server (metapackage depending on the latest version)
mysql-cluster-server-5.1 - MySQL database server binaries
torrentflux - web based, feature-rich BitTorrent download manager
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up vote 3 down vote accepted

You are right, 5.5 is not officially in 11.10. See and for instance. The latter URL suggests it'll be in 12.04 hopefully (which would be nice, since that's an LTS if I am not mistaken).

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Thanks for the info! – Jiho Kang Nov 14 '11 at 4:34

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