MariaDB: Packagers needed

Sven Lankes sven at
Mon Oct 29 03:36:21 UTC 2012

On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 11:31:25PM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:

> 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 
> it.

That may be the outcome of all of this. But that still means that we need 
MariaDB packaged first.

All forks of mysql are meant as a drop-in replacement. There is also at
least PerconaDB with the same problem which would be interesting to package.

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