Transition Mysql 5.0 to 5.1 in main

Mathias Gug mathiaz at
Wed Aug 5 16:06:00 BST 2009


On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 3:06 PM, Steve Langasek<steve.langasek at> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 02:54:24PM +0100, Mathias Gug wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 12:14 PM, Steve
>> Langasek<steve.langasek at> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 01:03:04PM -0400, Mathias Gug wrote:
>> > The latest version of mysql-dfsg-5.1 in Debian unstable has been corrected
>> > to provide libmysqlclient15-dev as a dummy package depending on
>> > libmysqlclient-dev.  Will Ubuntu follow suit, or will mysql-dfsg-5.0 be kept
>> > around in karmic for other reasons?
>> The current plan is to follow suit. Mysql-dfsg-5.0 will be demoted to
>> universe for karmic with the packages in main transitioned to use
>> libmysqlclient16.
> The question is, do you intend to *only* transition the packages in main?
> Because in unstable, there is no longer a libmysqlclient15-dev package that
> points to libmysqlclient15off.
> And unless further changes to mysql-dfsg-5.0 are made prior to release, the
> package will not be uploadable (e.g., for security fixes) because
> libmysqlclient15-dev is superseded.

Right. So the current plan is to drop the libmysqlclient15-dev
package/provides from the mysql-dfsg-5.1 package that will be uploaded
to karmic. The transition to libmysqlclient-dev will start in main and
universe once the promotion is done. If the transition can be
completed within the karmic time frame  we can always upload a
mysql-dfsg-5.1 that provides a transitional libmysqlclient15-dev

Mathias Gug
Ubuntu Developer

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