[debian-mysql] MySQL ODBC in Stretch

Bernhard Schmidt berni at debian.org
Thu Oct 27 10:43:02 UTC 2016


please keep me Cced if possible.

I have recently made the first test to upgrade our VoIP system to
stretch (mostly because I'm involved in packaging Asterisk).

Asterisk can either use Flatfiles, IMAP or ODBC to store voicemail
messages. We have been running ODBC for years and store the voicemails
in Percona XtraDB Cluster using libmyodbc from Debian.

Since Percona does not work on Stretch right now I have made a
non-clustered SQL server using mariadb-server-core-10.0 from stretch.

In Stretch Asterisk and also isql segfault immediately with a FPE.

root at voiptest:~# isql  asterisk
Floating point exception

There is a bug report against libmyodbc describing the same


suggesting the workaround of just rebuilding the package (presumably
against newer libraries). Unfortunately there is also


which shows the package is now FTBFSing, ruling this out. The bug is RC,
I have no idea why the package is not about to be removed from testing.
Essentially it is completely broken right now.

libmyodbc is extremely aged in Debian. It has not seen a new upload in
three years. Ubuntu has already dropped it years ago (last in 14.04LTS).

There are new upstream versions at Oracle and there is of course
https://downloads.mariadb.org/connector-odbc/ .

Is anyone planning to do something about this? Anything I can do to help?


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