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

Clint Byrum clint at fewbar.com
Wed Oct 26 05:38:01 UTC 2016

Excerpts from Craig Sanders's message of 2016-10-26 15:22:27 +1100:
> 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?

Thanks for reminding me that the internet is full of useless people.

Good luck getting help.

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