[debian-mysql] Bug#671115: transition: mysql-5.5

Adam D. Barratt adam at adam-barratt.org.uk
Tue May 8 09:15:22 UTC 2012

On 08.05.2012 10:04, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Tue, May  1, 2012 at 22:52:22 +0100, Nicholas Bamber wrote:
>> Package: release.debian.org
>> Severity: normal
>> User: release.debian.org at packages.debian.org
>> Usertags: transition
>> At some point we need to transition from mysql-5.1 to mysql-5.5. We
>> would like to do this before the freeze though we appreciate that 
>> time
>> is now short. We arrived at this position as the Debian MySQL Team 
>> became
>> increasingly understaffed. It is better now but not ideal.
>> We certainly will get mysql-5.5 into unstable in the next few weeks.
>> The question
>> is can we migrate all the dependencies over and drop mysql-5.1 
>> before the
>> freeze?
> *sigh* apparently you uploaded this to sid without even waiting for 
> an
> answer, so we now have an uncoordinated libmysqlclient SONAME bump on
> our hands...

Also, these changes look very wrong:

    * Removed unnecessary build dependencies:
      - procps as it is required by cmake, cf. #96768
      - zlib1g newer version required by cmake
      - libtool obsoleted by cmake
      - file required by debhelper

If you need the packages as part of your build process, you need to be 
build-depending on them.  There's a reason that policy explicitly 
mentions not relying on transitive dependencies.

>> As far as I can see the upstream packages that are likely to require
>> recompilation are:
> That's an awfully long list to be breaking without coordination.  I'm
> not amused.




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