[debian-mysql] Bug#673865: Please drop OpenSSL dependency

Modestas Vainius modax at debian.org
Mon May 21 19:23:55 UTC 2012

Package: libmysqld-pic
Version: 5.5.23-2
Severity: important


it is no secret that OpenSSL licence is not GPL compatible so MySQLe depending
on OpenSSL will certainly cause licensing nightmare for GPL applications which
want to embed it. What is more, OpenSSL does not have much use for MySQL Embedded
by design, does it?

This OpenSSL problem is also valid for libmysqlclient as well. I don't know if you
did any analysis of libmysqlclient rdepends licensing before adding OpenSSL...

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (110, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=lt_LT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=lt_LT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libmysqld-pic depends on:
ii  libmysqlclient-dev  5.5.23-2

libmysqld-pic recommends no packages.

libmysqld-pic suggests no packages.

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