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

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Mon May 21 19:21:35 UTC 2012

On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 11:34:16 -0700, Clint Byrum wrote:

> mysql-common >> 5.5 will break 5.1 because there are new configuration
> options used in /etc/mysql/my.cnf that will *break* mysql 5.1, as in,
> it will refuse to run, libmysqlclient will throw errors, etc. This is
> an unfortunate, but necessary evil.
> We can upload a version of 5.1 that has no mysql-server, mysql-client,
> or mysql-testsuite packages, and also that depends on a mysql-common-5.1
> which breaks/replaces mysql-common << ${binary:Version}, and conflicts
> with mysql-common >> ${binary:Version}, so that everything remains
> installable during the transition. mysql-common in 5.5 would also then
> need a Breaks/Replaces of that package to handle upgrades properly.
I'd rather see a new mysql-5.1 upload that builds *only*


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