[debian-mysql] Bug#732878: Add MariaDB as an alternative dependency
olivier.sallou at gmail.com
Sat Jan 18 07:11:55 UTC 2014
2014/1/17 Otto Kekäläinen <otto at seravo.fi>
> 2013/12/30 Otto Kekäläinen <otto at seravo.fi>:
> > We discussed this on the pkg-maint-mysql list and the recommended policy
> is now:
> > All packages that at the moment depend directly on mysql-client should
> > instead have something like:
> > Depends: the-one-they-tested-with | virtual-mysql-client
> > (or Suggests or Recommends)
Do you know if libmysql-java is compatible with MariaDB ? I see no
libmariadb-java for the moment in archive.
I suppose there will be one as MariaDb propose Java driver on its web site.
But will it follow the same rule with a kinda libvirtual-mysql-java ?
> > At the moment in unstable the packages mysql-server-5.5 and
> > mariadb-server-5.5 have
> > Provides: mysql-virtual-server
> > and mysql-client-5-5 and mariadb-client-5.5 have
> > Provides: mysql-virtual-client
> > Later when other versions are uploaded to Debian (e.g. MySQL 5.6,
> > MariaDB 10, Percona etc) they will include the same provides as long
> > as they are compatible enough with MySQL 5.5 to be
> > drop-in-replacements.
> > Does this sound OK?
> Just for the record, I've written down now this policy at
> https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/MySQL/virtual-mysql-server and it is now
> in effect as there was no other contersuggestions, and both the MySQL
> packages and MariaDB packages in Debian already abide to this policy.
> Otto Kekäläinen
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