OurDelta announced they have setup a MariaDB 5.2 MySQL repository for easy MySQL installs and upgrades on RHEL and CentOS.
Instructions for MariaDB 5.2 (new release)
Install the OurDelta release RPM :
rpm -ivh http://master.ourdelta.org/yum/CentOS-MariaDB52/ourdelta-release-5-1.noarch.rpm
You’re done. From that, proceed to install the MariaDB packages as usual, using yum:
For server installs:
yum install MariaDB-server
For client connectivity:
yum install MariaDB-client
This version of MariaDB does not conflict with any prior installation of MySQL.
Hopefully, this means more folks switch to MariaDB 5.2 release as definitely more potential MySQL performance to be gained for both MyISAM and InnoDB usage – Benchmarks – MySQL 5.0.92 vs 5.1.55 vs 5.5.10 vs Percona 5.1.55 vs Percona 5.5.8 vs MariaDB 5.2.5