[debian-mysql] community/enterprise naming split idea

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Tue Dec 18 18:02:46 UTC 2007

hey monty,

On Tuesday 18 December 2007 03:21:57 pm Monty Taylor wrote:
> I stuck it in a branch called community so you could check it out and
> give me feedback. It will not hurt my feelings if you think it's a bad
> idea in general. However,  I would like to do something with provides so
> that not only can people who buy enterprise "upgrade" from community,
> but also if they decide they didn't like the enterprise packages, I'd
> like for them to be able to do the other way, too.

just to weigh in with my 0.02 $currency, i'd like to say that I dislike the 
idea of anything that involves changing the names of the packages to 
include "community".  for me it's something akin to salt on an open sore.

however, that said i do support the notion of being able to support going back 
and forth between the two versions.  but wouldn't that be possible with some 
added Provides/Conflicts/Replaces?  i.e. the mysql official packages could 

Provides: mysql-enteprise-server-5.0
Conflicts: mysql-community-server-5.0

and vice versa for debian.  i don't have the time/interest to check this 
myself, but i imagine this (or something similar) would work without needing 
to add additional metapackages or change package names.

	sean (who's mostly armchair maintaining currently, fwiw)
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