[debian-mysql] final decision about MySQL r-deps needed / cleaning up the MySQL mess
onlyjob at debian.org
Tue Oct 18 21:20:25 UTC 2016
On Monday, 17 October 2016 3:33:29 PM AEDT Rene Engelhard wrote:
> - mysql-connector-c++s upstream is Oracle, so they obviously do not care
> about MariaDB and (can) just require MySQL
> - mysql-workbench (also Oracle I think) in newer versions apparently needs
> mysql-connector-c++ >= 1.1.7
> - mysql-connector-c++ starting from 1.1.5 (IIRC) needs MySQL >= 5.6 to
> build (and doesn't build with MariaDB) and mysql-connector-c++ 1.1.7 needs
> even MySQL >= 5.7
Sadly it is true that Oracle couldn't care less about mysql-workbench
compatibility with anything but MySQL 5.7... New versions of mysql-workbench
FTBFS with mysql-5.6 and with mariadb. mysql-workbench is stuck at v6.3.4
because upstream refuses to recognise/resolve FTBFS in newer versions that
upstream build against MySQL 5.7.
> (Interestingly, the mysql-workbench "maintainer" didn't do *any* action
> or offer to help to fix https://bugs.debian.org/836731, which is why sid
> is stuck with 1.1.3)
* mysql-workbench maintainer is not even mentioned in #836731 let alone he
is not a maintainer of "mysql-connector-c++"...
* #836731 was silently merged with related #835185 at which mysql-workbench
maintainer looked but unfortunately couldn't find anything with his limited
knowledge of C++. He then tagged bug #835185 "help".
* mysql-workbench maintainer have no shortage of excuses for his inactivity:
among other issues that affect his performance there are new job, illness
(from which he did not recover yet) and sudden death of a family member in an
* mysql-workbench maintainer is unable to deal with complex C++ issues on
his own and upstream is not helpful (or at least ignores comments about
compatibility raised in their bug tracker). mysql-workbench maintainer wishes
he could be more useful but there is only little he can do... :(
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