MySQL Quietly Drops Support For Debian Linux

Gerry Visel gcvisel at
Wed Dec 13 16:46:22 UTC 2006

>From Slashdot:
Posted by kdawson on Wednesday December 13, @10:35AM
from the any-color-as-long-as-it's-black dept.

Databases Debian Linux volts writes "MySQL quietly deprecated support
for most Linux distributions on October 16, when its 'MySQL Network'
support plan was replaced by 'MySQL Enterprise.' MySQL now supports
only two Linux distributions — Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server. We learned of this when MySQL declined to sell us
support for some new Debian-based servers. Our sales rep 'found out
from engineering that the current Enterprise offering is no longer
supported on Debian OS.' We were told that 'Generic Linux' in MySQL's
list of supported platforms means 'generic versions of the
implementations listed above'; not support for Linux in general."

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