Version in mysql client reported incorrectly in deb packages since big packaging change
When starting mysql client:
Server version: 5.6.17-
Server version: 5.5.36-
Same output seen in \s status command
But 5.5.35 is mostly fine (thought the release number is repeated and there is no revid):
Server version: 5.5.35-33.0 Percona Server (GPL), Release 33.0
To compare, this is RPM:
Server version: 5.5.37-35.0 Percona Server (GPL), Release rel35.0, Revision 657
And this is a Precise output:
So this regression was introduced at the time of Stewart's large MP.
The build scripts may have been changed at that point to make it possible to release with the new layout.
This is only for deb packages, RPM and Tarball are unaffected.