Joe Orton jorton at
Sat Oct 9 13:00:40 UTC 2004

On Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 04:49:25PM -0400, William Hooper wrote:
> Thomas Zehetbauer said:
> [snip]
> >
> > You are right, but I guess SuSE, Debian, Gentoo, Slackware, Rock Linux
> > and some more do have lawyers and they all come with MySQL 4.
> >
> Without spending too much time researching it, I picked one: Debian.  They
> don't ship PHP linked against MySQL for (and I assume other non-GPL
> programs aren't either).  Instead they created a library package.

This is an excellent plan for FC�4. Anyone want to spend a few minutes
writing spec files rather than hours continuing this debate?

I presume there are no issues having MySQL 3.x libraries talking to 4.x

> "This package contains a fork of the MySQL client library for use with
> software that is distributed under a GPL-incompatible license. Because it
> is based on an older, LGPL version of the official MySQL client library,
> it may lack features available in the MySQL 4.0 libs. If you are looking
> for a library for use in a GPL application, or in software which will not
> be distributed by Debian, you may prefer to use the official library from
> MySQL AB instead."
> Same idea, different way to approach it.  Red Hat decided to stay with the
> old version, Debian decided to ship two sets of libraries.
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> William Hooper
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