Topic: Remi rpms in production environment?

Hi,

I'm trying to understand exactly what are Remi RPM's.  From what i read so far, it's a member of the open source community that is extending what EPEL offers?  Reason is i need to go a CentOS 5 upgrade of MySQL community version to MySQL 5.1 and the only way It seems to work for me so far is through the Remi repository and using yum upgrade.  My concern is if the rpm would be safe to use in a production environment.  My gut feeling tells me it's no different than mysql's own community version but looking to have this confirmed.

Cheers!

Re: Remi rpms in production environment?

it's no different than mysql's own community version

Except that
- it use the same RPM layout (name, content) than official Redhat/fedora RPM
- it use OpenSSL (as Redhat/fedora) instead of YaSSL (as MySQL's RPM)
- it use the same patch than Redhat/fedora
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Laptop:  Fedora 40 + rpmfusion + remi (SCL only)
x86_64 builder: Fedora 39 + rpmfusion + remi-test
aarch64 builder: RHEL 9 with EPEL
Hosting Server: AlmaLinux 8 with EPEL, rpmfusion, remi

Re: Remi rpms in production environment?

And I'm assuming people use the rpms for production use as long as they were going to use open-source solutions anyways?  It would make feel a bit warm and fuzzy if the rpms are already used for production purposes smile

Thanks!

Re: Remi rpms in production environment?

I use my RPM on some production servers (like the one hosting my repo, blog, forum)

But, according to the download stat (more than 10000 for each MySQL version)... and some discussions, I think a lot of people use it on others servers.

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Laptop:  Fedora 40 + rpmfusion + remi (SCL only)
x86_64 builder: Fedora 39 + rpmfusion + remi-test
aarch64 builder: RHEL 9 with EPEL
Hosting Server: AlmaLinux 8 with EPEL, rpmfusion, remi

Re: Remi rpms in production environment?

I see.  You don't know of any issues so far that would have arised from a site with a fair amount of traffic?  As in 700 users a day type thing?

Cheers,
Charles

Re: Remi rpms in production environment?

> 700 users a day
Humm... this seems really a small number.
My blog is visited more than 2200 time per day

In all case, a test server before sending updates to production is "always" a good (recommended) practice.

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Laptop:  Fedora 40 + rpmfusion + remi (SCL only)
x86_64 builder: Fedora 39 + rpmfusion + remi-test
aarch64 builder: RHEL 9 with EPEL
Hosting Server: AlmaLinux 8 with EPEL, rpmfusion, remi