[debian-mysql] First draft of mariadb-client-lgpl packages

Otto Kekäläinen otto at seravo.fi
Fri Jul 4 12:12:08 UTC 2014

Hello Daniel,

I quickly looked at these and I have nothing to comment about the
packaging quality. All seems good.

However I was thinking about the big picture here. Current MariaDB
packages introduce libmariadbclient.so because previous concerns that
my package should not include a file with the same name and path as
libmysqlclient.so in the MySQL packages. However this rename is a bit
half-way, because no other program knows that they should call
libmariadbclient.so. I was thinking of maybe skipping altogether my
libmariadbclient.so and only provide the LGPL version you packaged
that will be called libmariadb.so and advertised it broadly, so that
other developers would start to link their programs to libmariadb.so.

Also I am wondering what to do with libmysqld.so, a shared lib
introduced by MariaDB but which does not exist in MySQL.

Some of the background is documented here:

Any suggestions?

2014-06-29 23:09 GMT+03:00 Daniel Schepler <dschepler at gmail.com>:
> Since the new packages are going to be under the umbrella of the mysql-maint
> team, I thought I should post them first for review, before submitting them to
> the NEW queue.
> At: http://people.debian.org/~schepler/mariadb-client-lgpl/ .
> I tried forwarding the patches (except for
> debian_no_indirect_dependencies.patch) to mariadb-
> developers at lists.launchpad.net but I got some strange bounce message "550
> unknown user".
> --
> Daniel Schepler
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