[debian-mysql] Bug#961672: Bug#961672: charset files not installed in a mysql-safe location

Otto Kekäläinen otto at debian.org
Thu May 28 14:15:01 BST 2020

> I have not much to add to your analysis, and I agree in that we can't
> and shouldn't change the structure of the packages in existing stable
> releases. However we can take this issue as a good warning on the fact
> that compatibility between the two DBs can't be assumed, and the
> packages in the development releases should start taking this into account.

Every commit in MariaDB in Debian runs extensive CI on Salsa-CI and I
can assure we make sure not to break anything on new uploads.

However, MySQL 8.0 is not in Debian and does not test anything about
compatibility, as the Oracle employee stated in the Launchpad report
explicitly. So their upgrades will break stuff unless they change
their stanze and start testing for MariaDB compatibility (which is
essentially just the same as testing for compatibility with earlier
releases, such as MySQL 5.7 or 8.0).

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