[debian-mysql] Bug#842011: Bug#842011: Bug#842011: default-mysql-client forces removal of mysql-server* and mysql-client*

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Wed Oct 26 04:22:27 UTC 2016

On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 04:43:53AM +0200, Clint Byrum wrote:
> > [ using /dev/tcp in bash ]
> That seems like a gross oversimplification of what works extremely well
> today. mysqladmin actually understands mysql's protocol, and can verify
> that it is up and fully functional. Listening doesn't mean responding,
> or ready for clients.

wow. you spotted that a grossly simple substitute was a gross
over-simplification. nobody can accuse you of being unobservant.

> One would hope mariadb's client package provides a similar thing, and
> maybe we could just depend on the virtual package.

if mariadb's client can serve in place of mysql's then of course
it makes sense to use whichever one is available.

did you have anything actually useful - and preferably not completely
obvious - to add, or are you just mouthing off because you can?


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>

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