This is the Reference Manual for the MySQL Database System, version 5.1, through release 5.1.49. For license information, see the legal notice. Differences between minor versions of MySQL 5.1 are noted in the present text with reference to release numbers (5.1.
This manual is not intended for use with older versions of the MySQL software due to the many functional and other differences between MySQL 5.1 and previous versions. If you are using an earlier release of the MySQL software, please refer to the appropriate manual. For example, MySQL 5.0 Reference Manual, covers the 5.0 series of MySQL software releases.
If you are using MySQL 5.5, please refer to the MySQL 5.5 Reference Manual.
The following is a list of the libraries we have included with the MySQL Server source and components used to test MySQL. We are thankful to all individuals that have created these. Some of the components require that their licensing terms be included in the documentation of products that include them. Cross references to these licensing terms are given with the applicable items in the list.
For his excellent C debugging and trace library. Monty has made a number of smaller improvements to the library (speed and additional options).
Richard A. O'Keefe
For his public domain string library.
Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
zliblibrary, used on MySQL on Windows and on platforms where the host
zlibis too old.
For his safe_malloc (memory checker) package which is used in when you build MySQL using one of the
BUILD/compile-*-debugscripts or by manually setting the
Free Software Foundation
readlinelibrary, used by the mysql command-line client.
The NetBSD Foundation
GroupLens Research Project
The MySQL Quality Assurance team would like to acknowledge the use of the MovieLens Data Sets (10 million ratings and 100,000 tags for 10681 movies by 71567 users) to help test MySQL products and to thank the GroupLens Research Project at the University of Minnesota for making the data sets available.