[debian-mysql] Bug#450835: Bug#450835: Bug#450835: mysql-server-5.1: Could you upload 5.1 to unstable?

Norbert Tretkowski norbert at tretkowski.de
Sat Dec 1 14:29:32 UTC 2007

Here is the mail I wrote of Olaf:

Am Dienstag, den 13.11.2007, 16:20 +0100 schrieb Olaf van der Spek:
> On Nov 13, 2007 4:15 PM, Norbert Tretkowski <norbert at tretkowski.de> wrote:
> > I have no idea. Yes, I know the MySQL 5.1 roadmap, but I don't see the
> > problem with having MySQL 5.1 in experimental.
> >
> > We could upload it to unstable, and file a serious pseudo-bug against
> > it, which would prevent the package from entering testing. But why?
> There are more users that run testing and unstable than experimental.
> So more users are likely to test it.

People who can deal with MySQL 5.1 (it still has a lot of open issues
which you should be aware of when using it) should be able to install it
from experimental.

> Since it's a new package users aren't forced to upgrade

But people installing a new system with testing maybe install release
5.1 without knowing that it's still not a stable release.

> and if there are release critical bugs when Debian releases, it could
> always be removed from unstable again.

Leaving people which already had 5.1 installed with an outdated and
unmaintained package? I really don't like that idea.


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