MariaDB: Packagers needed

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Sun Oct 28 22:31:25 UTC 2012

Sven Lankes wrote:
> mariadb will need to conflict with the default mysql packages
> which is usually not allowed in fedora. So this is going to
> be interesting.

Uh, conflicting with MySQL is really a no go (just look at how many things 
require mysql-libs, and even mysql-server is required for Akonadi, and 
mysql-embedded or Amarok), why isn't the fork renaming its stuff? If the 
idea is to be a 100% compatible drop-in replacement, then Fedora needs to 
make a choice whether to ship Oracle's MySQL or MariaDB and then stick to 

        Kevin Kofler

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