[debian-mysql] Fixing the jessie->stretch upgrade path

Robie Basak robie.basak at ubuntu.com
Fri May 12 09:50:21 UTC 2017

Hi Ondřej,

Thank you for working on this.

On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 11:26:13AM +0200, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> Therefore I am proposing a one time fix specifically targeted at
> stretch. I would like to prepare 'mysql-transitional' package that will
> create a couple of dummy/transitional packages structured like this:
> mysql-server depends on default-mysql-server
> mysql-client depends on default-mysql-client
> The version would be 5.5.999+mariadb, so it is always higher than
> version in jessie, but always lower than version in sid, as I don't want
> force epoch on mysql-5.7.

FTR, this sounds fine to me from the perspective of continuing to
maintain src:mysql-5.7 in sid.

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