[debian-mysql] Bug#840855: Bug#840855: Bug#840855: mysql-server: MySQL 5.7?

Lars Tangvald lars.tangvald at oracle.com
Mon Oct 17 06:50:47 UTC 2016

On 10/15/2016 06:10 PM, Clint Byrum wrote:
> Excerpts from Olaf van der Spek's message of 2016-10-15 17:59:36 +0200:
>> Package: mysql-server
>> Version: 5.5.52-0+deb8u1
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Dear Maintainer,
>> What's the plan for MySQL 5.7? AFAIK it was released in April, will it be included in Stretch?
> The release and security teams have decided that MySQL will live only in
> unstable for stretch due to the perceived complications with tracking
> security patches in MySQL.
> I have not heard anything from our most excellent active maintainers,
> but I suspect they may decide it's not worth it to do the work to ship
> 5.7 in unstable only.
> If you disagree with this position, I suggest you email the security
> and release team to see if there's anything that can be done to change
> it.
We're working on a 5.7 upload to unstable, and plan to maintain it there.

The current state of the packaging for testing/Stretch is noted in 
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=837615 (for 5.6, since 
that's what is currently there)


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