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

Nicholas Bamber nicholas at periapt.co.uk
Tue May 8 18:52:59 UTC 2012

I think those are defensible although I take the point that the 
changelog is misleading. For example we just stripped out a lot of stuff 
that used procps and the upstream move to cmake removed a lot of 
explicit build dependencies so it was natural to ask whether these are 
still required. I will look again at debian/rules but I think it is good 
to get rid of unnecessarty dependencies.

On 08/05/12 10:15, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> 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.
> Indeed.
> Regards,
> Adam
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