[ubuntu-uk] mysql fun on edgy

tim matthews tim at tui.co.uk
Sat Nov 18 21:51:57 GMT 2006

we had to use edgy since dapper is still very weak in mult-media codecs 
on 64 bit.

for w32codes, we had to use some packages from Christian Marillat which 
work very well. thus, using debian "unstable" which proved very stable.

however, even on debian sid the mysql works. on the edgy 64 bit it 
simply stopped working. And google it, you'll see others with the same 

to get mysql back, I had to alien a redhat 64-bit rpm. that's working 
fine, which I can't understand. however, the ubuntu php-5 mysql won't 
work with it.

really, this is getting totally silly. I plan to get rid of ubuntu/edgy 
and put on debian stable which will work well.

thus, what does a new ubuntu release mean? it doesn't work? should we 
regard new non-LTS releases less stable than debian sid?


Toby Smithe wrote:
 > On Fri, 2006-11-17 at 16:38 +0000, tim matthews wrote:
 >> yes, how about a mysql-server-5.0 which works on edgy?
 >> mine crashed on me and I had to get rid of it.
 >> thus ... I think ubuntu is rushing things far too much here. looking 
at edgy, it seems a real disaster in the terms of stability.
 > Hell! It had a 4 month release, and was called bloody "Edgy"! What else
 > do you need as a prompt? That's the whole point in LTS!!!!

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