MariaDB: Packagers needed

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at
Tue Oct 30 02:03:37 UTC 2012

On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 05:08:03PM -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Sun, 2012-10-28 at 23:31 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > 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 
> > it.
> 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. It would be some packaging
> effort, but it would resolve the issue cleanly. This would fly so long
> as it's expected that there will be a long-term future for the
> 'MySQL-alike' world in which we have multiple competing implementations
> that are mutually compatible for many client apps. I'm not involved
> enough in the area to know if that's true.
Actually... the MTAs don't conflict with each other.

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