[debian-mysql] MySQL Roundtable at Ubuntu Developer Summit this coming Tuesday

Olaf van der Spek ml at vdspek.org
Mon May 7 09:57:16 UTC 2012

On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Jonathan Aquilina
<eagles051387 at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you are wanting a vibrant MySQL + clones community in debian why is clint
> mentioning dropping it in both.
> I think one thing that needs to be carefully considered is the % of debian
> and ubuntu users who use either mysql or one of the clones. Unless Oracle
> plans to pull the plug on it I dont think its a good idea to drop mysql in
> either but provide the clones and variants in both ubuntu and debian. Clint
> can you explain why you would want to drop mysql in upstream debian and
> ubuntu, instead of just adding the variants and allowing the server admins
> to have a choice?

The problem is Oracle no longer publishing any details about security
updates, these were required for Debian to publish proper security
updates for stable. Without these, only full updates can be put into
stable, which I think is against Debian policy/practice.

The long-term solution might be to move away from MySQL completely,
but that can't be done by just Debian.


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