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

Nicholas Bamber nicholas at periapt.co.uk
Fri Apr 27 22:02:30 UTC 2012

	Shall I look at uploading the current repository to experimental or 
unstable? We could kick the process off that way.

On 27/04/12 22:26, Clint Byrum wrote:
> Excerpts from Olaf van der Spek's message of Fri Apr 27 12:47:52 -0700 2012:
>> 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.
> I actually agree. I didn't realize the freeze for wheezy was looming so soon
> (I've heard it described as "weeks" away).
> We can import the Ubuntu package pretty much as-is with the one exception of
> the upstart job (which we can move out of the way easily) and get 5.5.23 into
> unstable relatively quickly.
> Two paths exist:
> * Keeping 5.1 - I am strongly against this. I believe that we are
>    already stretched quite thin on this team, and maintaining *two*
>    versions of MySQL in a release will just increase our burden even
>    further. If we want to do it, the Ubuntu packages will cause problems
>    because they build libmysqlclient-dev, mysql-client, mysql-server,
>    mysql-testsuite, etc.
> * Dropping 5.1 - If we drop 5.1, which is my preference, we should
>    upload 5.5 to unstable *ASAP*. We should then start a systematic
>    rebuild transition to pick up libmysqlclient18. The Ubuntu packages
>    would work perfectly for this, sans upstart job. Then we can simply
>    remove MySQL 5.1 and any packages that can't be rebuilt against 5.5.
>    The Ubuntu packages handle the breaks/replaces properly as well.
> I'll have time to work on MySQL in Debian next week. Have we heard back
> from the release team yet on whether we can start this transition?
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