[debian-mysql] Bug#660206: Bug#660206: Bug#660206: This is a regression

Clint Byrum clint at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 10 20:52:16 UTC 2012

Excerpts from Olaf van der Spek's message of Tue Apr 10 10:23:27 -0700 2012:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 5:59 PM, micah anderson <micah at riseup.net> wrote:
> > I agree. However, the reality is that the security upgrade brought in
> > unrelated changes to the security upgrade and caused unrelated software
> > to break.
> The problem is that Oracle does not release individual security
> updates. So Debian can't provide them (easily) either.

Right. We're stuck between a rock and a hard place. If somebody wants to
produce a patch that fixes this problem, I'd be happy to help get it out
to affected users in a subsequent update. But I don't really have the
resources to triage and fix this individual issue, and upstream doesn't
seem interested in fixing it, so I don't think there's much we can do.

I would encourage you to participate in the discussions that are sure to
happen in the coming weeks around whether or not it is still appropriate
to ship MySQL to Debian users given these problems, and around alternative
databases that will continue to provide full disclosure of security

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