Packaging question

Tom Masterson kd7cyu at
Sat Feb 13 16:35:50 GMT 2010

Hi Matt

I have contacted the person who does teh ubuntu packaging for mysql 
workbench.  He believes they can handle the packaging without help at the 
moment but they would like to see the package in the ubuntu repository. 
It is a GPL license and it appears to work in 9.10.  I did get a segv 
fault (I think as it freezes my screen reader when that happens) but that 
could be do to anything at this point.

THe person doing the packaging on their side is Alfredo Kojima and he 
wants to know what they need to do to get mysql workbench in to the 
repository.  His email is Alfredo.Kojima at  If someone who kows 
more and/or has authority to speak on this subject can contact him it 
would be appreciated.


On Fri, 12 Feb 2010, Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre wrote:

> Hi Tom,
> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 3:44 PM, Tom Masterson <kd7cyu at> wrote:
>> I am considering taking on bug 53062 "mysql workbench package request".
>> However I am not suer how we want to prceed on this one.  Mysql has
>> packages for ubuntu 8.04 on their site (which I have not looked at yet).
> That's a nice initiative. If nobody is assigned to that bug and you
> want to spend time producing a quality package for MySQL workbench,
> it's definitely great.
> There were a number of issues brought up in the bug though, you may
> want to verify whether they were all corrected. Just going out on a
> limb there, but there may be licensing issues at play as well, so you
> may want to investigate that too.
> You may want to check if the package has an ITP open in Debian, too.
>> Do we want to pull the pacages over to the ubuntu repository and update
>> them so they are up-to-date with the latest version of Ubuntu?
>> Do we want to leave the pacakging to the maintainer on the mysql side and
>> mark the bug in some other way?
> I think it's better to either work with upstream to review what they
> already have done and/or offer help on that aspect of things, or re-do
> everything from scratch. The idea is that the maintainer himself may
> not have all the time required to do everything related to packaging
> and would rather spend time on developing features, but they may also
> want to retain ownership of that work.
> I'd ask the maintainer if they need help, offer to help out with the
> packaging efforts and doing the work of getting the package reviewed
> for inclusion in Ubuntu (and Debian). If there is no answer or no real
> interest, then I would go about using the source tarball to build a
> source package from scratch, inspired from the work that was already
> done.
> Kind regards,
> / Matt

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