MariaDB: Packagers needed

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Tue Oct 30 01:03:47 UTC 2012

Am 30.10.2012 01:58, schrieb Adam Williamson:
> On Tue, 2012-10-30 at 01:20 +0100, Reindl Harald wrote:
>>> Well, we could also take the approach we take with MTAs; have a set of
>>> generic virtual Provides for MySQL-alikes and have all the MySQL-alikes
>>> we package Provide these, as well as Providing their own specific name,
>>> and conflict with each other. Just like postfix, qmail and sendmail all
>>> Provide: smtpd and conflict with each other.
>> you can not compare a more or less standalone MTA with a package
>> like mysql-libs where endless packages linked against!
> I didn't compare anything. I suggested that the _mechanism_ we use in
> that case may also be appropriate in that case _if_ the circumstances
> merited it. I explicitly stated that I didn't know whether the
> circumstances actually do make it a sensible choice. I just floated the
> possibility.
> I do wish you'd read with a bit more subtlety sometimes, Harald

don't get me wrong but where is subtlety necessary here?

* mysql-libs is a widely used and linked library
* postfix/sendmail/exim is a binary with alternative symlinks

different worlds
different implications

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