[debian-mysql] Bug#675250: yes

Nicholas Bamber nicholas at periapt.co.uk
Wed May 30 20:28:17 UTC 2012

tag 569930 -moreinfo
forcemerge 675250 569930

There are a couple of general points here:

I am not entirely clear why we have major version numbers in the package 
names. This seems to cause no end of trouble and getting rid of it would 
make the logic of stopping the server in the prerm and not in the postrm 
(if that is what we are doing) much clearer.

Secondly I really think we should bite the bull by the horns (or 
whatever the phrase is)  and get mysql piuparts compliant. This will 
mean that deleting the data will become the default consequence of a 
*purge*. I dread the bug reports following on from that.

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