[debian-mysql] mysql-5.1 or both mysql-5.5/1

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 16:23:31 UTC 2012

On 4/25/12 6:18 PM, Clint Byrum wrote:
> Excerpts from Jonathan Aquilina's message of Tue Apr 24 23:07:10 -0700 2012:
>> I know I am not part of the team to make this final decision, but this 
>> is how I feel about the situation.
>> This has a double edged sword given by the arguments below. A transition 
>> is going to have to happen at some point, and I think the biggest thing 
>> to consider is this. I had red some documentation, and 5.5 has had a 
>> bunch of performance enhancements done to the InnoDB engine. Also from 
>> some oracle devs that I have spoken to more performance enhancements are 
>> slated for 5.6.
>> I am running a number of ubuntu servers, and I am actually considering 
>> installing 5.5 which would be nice to have in the repositories and 
>> eventually in a down stream ubuntu release.
> Its important to note that Ubuntu already did this transition.
> Ubuntu 12.04 (releasing tomorrow) ships with MySQL 5.5.22, and 5.1 has
> been dropped from future Ubuntu releases. So there is at least some
> precedent. The transition went rather smoothly. Most of the fixes done
> in Ubuntu packages were pushed back into Debian and have been applied to
> the Debian packages. 99% of the problem was packages with build-depends
> on libmysqlclient16-dev instead of libmysqlclient-dev.
> I would expect a rebuild transition to pickup the new version of
> libmysqlclient.  There are a few things which directly recommend or
> suggest mysql-*-5.1, but those are, IMO, bugs, as the meta package is
> the only one that will always be around.
Clint couldnt you just pull from downstream and make the necessary
adaptations in regards to the packages for debian?

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