[pkg-bacula-devel] Bug#732879: Add MariaDB as an alternative dependency

Otto Kekäläinen otto at seravo.fi
Sun Dec 22 17:50:59 UTC 2013

Package: bacula
Severity: wishlist

MariaDB is an drop in replacement for MySQL. As MariaDB has just
landed in Debian unstable it would be a good time to include it in the
dependencies as an alternative to MySQL.

Please change in the debian/control any occurences of mysql-server and
mysql-client to "mariadb-server | mysql-server" and "mariadb-client |

This way systems that have MariaDB installed instead of MySQL can use
this package without problems. While MariaDB is at the moment only in
Debian unstable, some users might have installed it from mariadb.org
or other sources to jessie or wheezy, so it does not hurt if this
package has these dependencies updated for older Debian releases too.

This is a very quick and safe change to do, and there is no urgency to
upload the package just for this small thing. Just update the
dependency (or suggest or recommends) lines in the debian/control file
and let the change propagate when there is something else to push too.

MariaDB packages in Debian:


 - Otto

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