Proposed F19 Feature: Replace MySQL with MariaDB

drago01 drago01 at
Thu Jan 24 12:25:08 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 1:22 PM, Karel Volný <kvolny at> wrote:
> Dne Čt 24. ledna 2013 12:24:33, drago01 napsal(a):
>> On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at>
> wrote:
>> > I quote from the feature page:
>> >
>> > "Recent changes made by Oracle indicate they are moving the MySQL
>> > project to be more closed. They are no longer publishing any useful
>> > information about security issues (CVEs), and they are not providing
>> > complete regression tests any more, and a very large fraction of the
>> > mysql bug database is now not public."
>> >
>> > Do you dispute the truth of any of these statements? If you accept them
>> > as truthful, do you consider them insignificant? If so, why?
>> The reply from Andrew renders this moot.
> really?
> how does that reply provide the missing informations that Adam points out?

I doubt that it is "hard to maintain" for upstream ... that would be just odd.

>> If upstream is willing to maintain MySQL in Fedora then the whole "replace
>> it because it is hard to maintain" does not make sense. We should either
>> stay with MySQL or ship both but there is no reason to replace it anymore.
> I guess no one opposes keeping both ... in fact, the feature page says:
> "MySQL will continue to be available for at least one release,"

I know it just does not make sense to remove something from the
distribution if there is someone (in this case even upstream) willing
to maintain it.

> as for choosing which one will be default ... it is nice that upstream wants
> to support us, but what were they doing those 10 years of Fedora development
> (or 13.5 years since first mysql rpm changelog entry)?
> are they interested only when they see they could lose marketshare?

I can't answer that ask them ;)

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