[debian-mysql] Common mechanism for detecting which MySQL variant and version is installed
ondrej at sury.org
Fri May 12 10:36:40 UTC 2017
as all packages depend on mysql-common, right? So we can include such
the package and each *-server-core would then provide same magic file.
Also thinking in a long term - in theory we might be able to make
*-*-core-* packages coinstallable with each other, so perhaps we need to
think about this before crafting a solution. What do you think?
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On Thu, May 4, 2017, at 13:21, Lars Tangvald wrote:
> Hi all,
> As MariaDB and MySQL diverge, we're more and more running into issues
> with third-party packages only working with one of them (generally
> MariaDB in Debian and MySQL in Ubuntu). Generally this boils down to
> fairly small differences in behavior with server init and startup, so if
> these packages had a simple way of detecting which variant is installed
> provided by the packages themselves, having support for both would not
> be hard.
> One idea is to just include a tiny util script that outputs the basic
> information, e.g. "mysql 5.7.18" or "mariadb 10.2". You can get the same
> info from parsing package version or similar, but it would be less
> robust as you'd have to .
> Any other ideas or thoughts about this? We'd need it in both MySQL and
> MariaDB (and other, external packages that can take their place) for it
> to be useful.
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