[debian-mysql] MariaDB packaging status: testing help needed

Otto Kekäläinen otto at fsfe.org
Fri Mar 15 21:21:32 UTC 2013


I have now packaged MariaDB 5.5.29 for Debian (hoping to upload to
experimental). It is now about 97% done and I'd be grateful for review
and testing by others at this point.

The packaging is done at https://github.com/ottok/pkg-mariadb
It has branches "upstream" and "master" as the policy of
git-buildpackage requires.

I've created an account at Alioth and requested to open project
pkg-mariadb, but haven't got any reply on that for a week or so. On
#debian-mysql I asked if I could have access to a repo named mariadb
under git.debian.org/pkg-mysql, but the people following the channel
at the at the time didn't have authority to create it, maybe somebody
reading this mailing list could help? Otherwise I'll continue
maintaining it at Github.

You can build it by running:
  git clone git://github.com/ottok/pkg-mariadb.git
  cd pkg-mariadb
  export DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS="nocheck"
  (naturally you need to have all the build tools and dependencies
installed first)

There are also precompiled available binaries at:
deb http://labs.seravo.fi/~otto/mariadb-repo/ debian_7.0-binary/
deb-src http://labs.seravo.fi/~otto/mariadb-repo/ debian_7.0-source/

I've installed, upgraded, removed and purged this on Debian 7.0. I've
also done installation to Ubuntu 12.04. Everything seems to work fine.
(It is not installable on Debian 6.0 as the dependencies are too

I have on my TODO list pulling in the updates for MariaDB 5.5.30 and
possibly renaming the some of the config files and paths for MariaDB
so that they are separate from MySQL and thus maybe better

I'd be grateful for any feedback at this stage!

- Otto

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