Which Percona Server Version will be available for Ubuntu 20.04


we use Percona Server 5.5 and 5.7 for our Ubuntu 18.04 systems.
Currently we are preparing our Ansible Deployment for 20.04 but there is no Repo for Percona 5.5 and 5.7 for 20.04 yet ( or I didn’t find it)

Using the 18.04 repo in 20.04 fails because of libreadline dependencies.

Will there be releases for 20.04 or do we have to go with Percona 8.0 ?

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Hmm, this is so unfortunate. We have a bit of a bit container for testing which includes Percona 5.7 and would like to add 20.04 so we can prepare for upgrades, unfortunately this seems impossible at the moment :frowning:

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Percona-Server-5.7 packages are available for Ubuntu 20.04.
Here is one of the packages: https://repo.percona.com/apt/pool/main/p/percona-server-5.7/percona-server-server-5.7_5.7.29-32-1.focal_amd64.deb

In order to get this packages for your system you should install percona-release package, enable original repository(it is enabled by default after the installation) and you will be able to install Percona-Server-5.7 packages.

wget https://repo.percona.com/apt/percona-release_latest.focal_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i percona-release_latest.focal_all.deb
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install percona-server-server-5.7

As for Percona-Server-5.5 it is EOL that is why there are no packages for Ubuntu 20.04

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Weird, i was trying this a few days ago and it didn’t work as expected. I’ll try again.

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I tried this last week and it didn’t work, now it does… PErhaps i did something wrong, thanks for the help!

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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) packages have been released into our repositories.  The most recent versions of Percona Server for MySQL (5.7 and 8.0), Percona XtraDB Cluster (5.7 and 8.0), Percona XtraBackup (2.4 and 8.0),  Percona Server for MongoDB (3.6, 4.0, and 4.2), Percona Backup for MongoDB, Percona Toolkit, Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL 11, and the PMM Client (versions 1 and 2) can now be automatically installed via the apt utility.

The instructions for installing on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) remain identical to the steps for other Ubuntu distributions. Please consult the Percona documentation for each product, for example: https://www.percona.com/doc/percona-server/8.0/installation/apt_repo.html 

Is there any plan to release a 5.6 install for Ubuntu 20.04?

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hi @NJSmith

MySQL 5.6 is going to be EOL in Feb 2021 https://endoflife.software/applications/databases/mysql

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I am trying out Percona on Ubuntu 20.04 but run into similar issues…

The file libgalera_smm.so is missing - tried to search for it. But its not there.
I have followed several guides - including the one mentioned here.


A lot of the guides refer to apt-get install percona-xtradb-cluster - but this is not available in the added percona repository… only the Percona-server-server.

But no matter what I tried to install - the file is still missing and the rest of the documentation will fail for me.

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Hi @staun

Once you install percona-release package you need to enable PXC repo using percona-release script
please execute the following command
sudo percona-release setup pxc-80

Once it is done you would be able to install Percona-XtraDB-Cluster using apt

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Thank you very much - that did the trick and I can now install the cluster-version…

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I am getting same issue

apt-get install percona-server-server-5.7
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package percona-server-server-5.7 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:

E: Package 'percona-server-server-5.7' has no installation candidate

both commands are also not working

percona-release setup pxc-80
percona-release setup ps80

i am using Ubuntu 20.04

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If you need to install Percona-Server for MySQL 5.7
you need to enable repofor it
sudo percona-release setup ps-57
only after that you should run sudo apt install percona-server-server-5.7


percona-release setup ps57

thanks it worked

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