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

Nicholas Bamber nicholas at periapt.co.uk
Wed Apr 25 22:27:54 UTC 2012

Another approach is to hedge our bets a bit.

1.)  complete nysql-5.5 going into unstable
2.) migrate dependents onto 5.5 (which AFAIK if it is just a rebuild is 
a job for the release team) and kick off the translation process.
3.) Then take a view on whether drop 5.1 or fix the RC bugs in 5.1 and 
have both.

On 25/04/12 18:59, Clint Byrum wrote:
> Excerpts from Jonathan Aquilina's message of Wed Apr 25 09:23:31 -0700 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?
> In effect, I am downstream. I did most of the work in Ubuntu to complete
> the 5.5 transition, and pushed most of it back up to Debian maintainers
> as patches.
> As we got later in the 12.04 release cycle, I had less time to push
> things back through Debian. I also have been stalled out a bit in my DD
> application process, so I've been relying on sponsors. Luckily Nicholas
> has stepped up and can sponsor uploads for me.
> I fully intend to spend some time on getting the 5.5 packages up to
> date and in shape in experimental. Whether or not we can move them into
> unstable/testing, I don't know.
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