[debian-mysql] mysql-5.1

Nicholas Bamber nicholas at periapt.co.uk
Tue Apr 24 05:59:50 UTC 2012

On 23/04/12 22:51, Clint Byrum wrote:
>> 1.) Fix RC bugs in mysql-5.1
> Can we skip this altogether? 5.1's days are numbered. Lets just make
> sure they're not duplicated in 5.5.
>> 7.) Remove mysql-5.1 from testing
> Id move this step to 4 and pause there to let 5.5 get into testing. I
> don't want to have two versions in unstable/testing for longer than is
> absolutely necessary. A lot of the necessary work to deprecate 5.1 has
> been done already, I reported bugs where people were build-depending on
> libmysqlclient15/16-dev and I only found 1 or two places where there
> were explicit depends on mysql-(client|server)-5.1 packages and those
> have been fixed to just use mysql-client or mysql-server.

I don't approach 5.1 with any sort of relish. However I think we have a 
duty to maintain it until the freeze as otherwise it will undermine 
Debian's release cycle. Or at the very least we ought to check with the 
release team.

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