[debian-mysql] Bug#438970: Bug#438970: UTF8 default charcterset for mysql-server package

Norbert Tretkowski norbert at tretkowski.de
Tue Dec 4 22:18:38 UTC 2007


I've read the whole bugreport a few times now, and I think I have to
agree with Sean, we should switch the default charset for new databases
to utf8, but shouldn't touch existing ones.

Maybe I just don't see the real reason why MySQL decided to not use utf8
as default charset, I'll ask on the MySQL packagers list before finally
switching the default charset.

Am Dienstag, den 04.12.2007, 15:37 -0500 schrieb Cristóbal Palmer:
> If I can be of assistance in testing, I'd be happy to spin up another
> VM to do so. It's definitely worth my time since it will significantly
> reduce headaches moving forward.

Having some testers with MySQL and utf8 experience would be great,
thanks for your offer. Expect a package in experimental if we really
decide to switch the default charset.


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