[debian-mysql] Bug#732878: Add MariaDB as an alternative dependency

Clint Byrum clint at fewbar.com
Sun Jan 5 04:15:53 UTC 2014

Excerpts from Marcin Kulisz's message of 2014-01-04 00:33:37 -0800:
> On 2013-12-27 01:13:15, Otto Kekäläinen wrote:
> > 2013/12/25 Thomas Goirand <zigo at debian.org>:
> snip
> > > P.S: Do you know if the MariaDB package in Sid has the capability to run
> > > in cluster, like for Galera?
> > 
> > No, but I might package MariaDB Galera Cluster later if I have time
> > and energy for additional packages. However before that I'll do
> > MariaDB 10.0 (Debian now only got 5.5).
> Hi Otto,
> why not to provide by default Galera enabled version and just omit none-galera
> one? Galera is happy enough to run as single machine and if you want cluster
> you will just have to change 1 line in config to achieve it.
> Don't you think this is going to be slightly better solution (1 pkg to
> maintain & 1 pkg in repo called mariadb)?

Upstream has a reason for distributing the two separate versions. So
I would ask them why they think it is worth having the two separate
binaries before deciding to just ship the Galera enabled versions.

I suspect it is because the patches that Galera require are somewhat
invasive and for non-Galera users that may not be an acceptable risk.

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