MariaDB: Packagers needed

William Brown william at
Tue Oct 30 01:24:09 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-10-29 at 21:21 -0400, Tom Lane wrote: 
> Reindl Harald <h.reindl at> writes:
> > i doubt MariaDb would be interface-compatible in most cases
> > BUT not binary comatible as you can also not replace MySQL 5.1
> > against MySQL 5.5 without compat-packages (remi did outside
> > fedora-packages) as long depending packages are linked against
> > a specific version
> <facts>
> Just for the record, we *did* replace 5.1 with 5.5 without any compat
> package, back in Fedora 15.  It seemed to go just fine; we had to
> rebuild dependent packages, but that was about it (and there weren't
> that many).  I don't see any reason to think that replacing mysql with
> mariadb would be harder than the 5.1-to-5.5 transition was.
> </facts>
> <opinion>
> And given Oracle's recent antics (refusal to release any information
> about security patches, not including new regression tests in releases,
> etc etc) we ought to be thinking very hard about doing just that.
> Reality is that mysql is now open source in name only.
> </opinion>
> 			regards, tom lane

Given oracle's "unkind" attitude, perhaps this should be a discussion of
how to replace MySQL with MariaDB outright for say F19?


William Brown
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