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

Nicholas Bamber nicholas at periapt.co.uk
Fri Apr 27 20:16:14 UTC 2012

On 27/04/12 20:47, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:26 PM, Nicholas Bamber
> <nicholas at periapt.co.uk>  wrote:
>> On 26/04/12 08:38, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:
>>> To make your life easier Nicholas couldnt you pull the 5.5 packages from
>>> ubuntu and start transitioning using those packages?
>> Jonathan,
>>         I am working on modernizing debian/rules and generally understanding
>> the package and triaging etc. People who know Ubuntu better than I do are
>>   better placed to merge in those changes.
> Hi Nicholas,
> If the current rules work for Ubuntu, why can't they work for Debian?
> IMO 5.5 should be made available in unstable ASAP so more people can test it.
> Releasing without 5.5 would be a shame.

Okay I think I have to come clean on what my concern is - the library 
packages. The detailed lintian reports and several bug reports indicate 
issues with the packaging of libraries. I have never packaged a shared 
library (Perl does NOT count)  before and I am not yet up to speed with 
all the details. So I would like to see those issues resolved and be 
able to verify before and after. This is one reason - for me at least - 
for treating the modernization of debian/rules as a high priority. Now 
at least I have a much better understanding of how debian/rules hangs 

Of course this is meant to be a team. Anyone else can contribute in any 
way they are able. If someone steps in and fixes those issues and I say 
"okay I will consider an upload", then my responsibility changes. I am 
no longer responsible for fixing the issues, merely judging whether the 
contributor has fixed them. I can question the contributor to satisfy my 
doubts - and of course I learn on the way.

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