[debian-mysql] Transition plans for MySQL-5.1

Luk Claes luk at debian.org
Sun Aug 2 17:07:00 UTC 2009

Christian Hammers wrote:
> Am Sun, 26 Jul 2009 17:00:36 +0200
> schrieb Cyril Brulebois <kibi at debian.org>:
>> Christian Hammers <ch at debian.org> (25/07/2009):
>>> Nobody answered so I'm going to upload MySQL this evening and then
>>> file bug report with priority serious against the 142 packages
>>> currently depending on the old libmysqlclient15off. I tag them with
>>>  user pkg-mysql-maint at lists.alioth.debian.org
>>>  usertag nnnnnn + libmysqlclient16
>> Given you're still building libmysqlclient15-dev, packages currently
>> needing transitioning will get built/rebuilt against the new mysql
>> version, and won't be able to transition until mysql is ready
>> (independently of the RC bugs about that mysql transition). Sounds
>> like a bad plan. :(
> Meanwhile I learned that binNMUs are enough as the package indeed
> ships with an empty libmysqlclient15-dev package so I closed the bugs.

You should probably have kept them open, but at wishlist severity so the
maintainers are reminded to update their build dependencies.

It's also not a good idea to have a -dev transition package, it would
have been way better to Provide it in the unversioned -dev package.

binNMUs have to wait at least till bluez is in testing.



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