Proposed F19 Feature: Replace MySQL with MariaDB

Karel Volný kvolny at
Wed Jan 23 15:20:47 UTC 2013

Dne St 23. ledna 2013 09:45:28, Fernando Cassia napsal(a):
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 4:55 AM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at> 
> > Yeah, 'all the compatibility testing' is something of a vague idea to
> > pin down :)
> Why can´t Fedora ship both? let users decide whether to use MySQL
> Community edition or MariaDB.

because resources are limited

do you volunteer to maintain and test MySQL?

> For MariaDB supporters, it´d be a big win "Fedora adds MariaDB to its
> repos". However I suspect the objective is to get headlines like "Fedora
> drops MySQL for MariaDB" which has other, more political, implications.

too wild imaginations ...

please, try taking a look at the informations available about some CVEs, for 
then try to step in the shoes of the package maintainer and tell us what would 
*you* do

you really think that such decisions are driven by the newspaper headlines 
which will be forgotten the next day after being published?


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