mysql is now a critpath package? WTF?

Tom Lane tgl at
Thu Jan 5 17:51:47 UTC 2012

Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at> writes:
> On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM, Tom Lane <tgl at> wrote:
>> That answer doesn't make me any happier.  I've got a problem with being
>> saddled with an extra layer of bureaucracy without any say-so on my
>> part, and I'm also quite nervous about the idea of something that is
>> genuinely critpath depending on something as rickety as mysql.

> Your not the only one with the problem. Its not that bad.

I've got other critpath packages, so I know exactly what kind of
additional bureaucracy I'm getting into, thank you.  But I'm not
following how something that's not even installed by default can
reasonably become marked critpath.

			regards, tom lane

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